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Respirator User Guide: N99 GVS 9110/9111 - Donning

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for donning a GVS 9110/9111 N99 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Donning (putting on) your N99 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 09/01/2021 | Duration: 00:00

Respirator User Guide: N95 Makrite 9500 - Donning

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for donning a Makrite 9500 N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Donning (putting on) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 09/01/2021 | Duration: 01:09

Respirator User Guide: N95 Honeywell 8140/8139 - Donning

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for donning a Honeywell 8140/8139 N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Donning (putting on) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 09/01/2021 | Duration: 01:15

Respirator User Guide: N95 3M Aura 1870+ - Donning

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for donning a 3M Aura 1870+ N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Donning (putting on) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 09/01/2021 | Duration: 01:46

Respirator User Guide: N95 3M 8210/8110s - Donning

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for donning a 3M 8210/8110s N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Donning (putting on) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 09/01/2021 | Duration: 01:27

Respirator User Guide: N95 3M Aura 9205 - Donning

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for donning a 3M Aura 9205 N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Donning (putting on) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 09/01/2021 | Duration: 01:56

Respirator User Guide: N95 3M 1860/1860s - Donning

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for donning a 3M 1860/1860s N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Donning (putting on) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 09/01/2021 | Duration: 01:03

Respirator User Guide: N99 GVS 9110/9111 - Doffing

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for doffing a GVS 9110/9111 N99 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Doffing (taking off) your N99/N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 08/31/2021 | Duration: 00:46

Respirator User Guide: N95 Makrite 9500 - Doffing

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for doffing a Makrite 9500 N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Doffing (taking off) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 08/31/2021 | Duration: 00:46

Respirator User Guide: N95 Honeywell 8140/8139 - Doffing

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for doffing a Honeywell 8140/8139 N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Doffing (taking off) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 08/31/2021 | Duration: 00:46

Respirator User Guide: N95 3M Aura 1870+ - Doffing

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for doffing a 3M Aura 1870+ N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Doffing (taking off) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 08/31/2021 | Duration: 00:46

Respirator User Guide: N95 3M 8210/8110s - Doffing

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for doffing a 3M 8210/8110s N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Doffing (taking off) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 08/31/2021 | Duration: 00:46

Respirator User Guide: N95 3M Aura 9205 - Doffing

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for doffing a 3M Aura 9205 N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Doffing (taking off) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 08/31/2021 | Duration: 00:47

Respirator User Guide: N95 3M 1860/1860s - Doffing

This video demonstrates the correct sequence for donning a 3M 1860/1860s N95 respirator.

Knowing the correct order for Doffing (taking off) your N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator is vital in the fight to stop the spread of infectious diseases transmitted via the airborne route.

Published: 08/31/2021 | Duration: 00:47

Ambulance Infection Control: Wrap Removal and Decontamination

This video demonstrates the process for removing plastic sheeting used to wrap the interior of an ambulance's patient care space. This technique may be used when transporting patients with a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola or other special pathogen.

This video was created for the Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center at UNMC's Global Center for Health Security.

Funded by contract HHSO100201700005C, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Published: 08/26/2021 | Duration: 12:16

Ambulance Infection Control: Wrap Installation

This video demonstrates an Ambulance Infection Control technique whereby the interior patient care compartment is wrapped in plastic. This technique may be used when transporting patients with a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola or other special pathogen.

This video was created for the Training, Simulation and Quarantine Center at UNMC's Global Center for Health Security.

Funded by contract HHSO100201700005C, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Published: 08/26/2021 | Duration: 12:20

BioSeal Portable System - Sealing Remains

In this video we demonstrate sealing remains in a bio-safety level 4 containment body bag using a BioSeal System 5 Portable System.

The advantage of the portable system is that in addition to functioning via a standard AC outlet, it has its own power supply which allows for use in locations where access to a standard AC outlet is not available.

It is appropriate for use in clinical and non-clinical locations, by healthcare professionals, law enforcement, coroners, and by disaster response teams after a mass casualty or pandemic event.

To develop pathogen specific protocols for the safe handling of human remains for your organization, visit the CDC website below for guidance:

CDC - Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/evd/handling-human-remains.html

Published: 07/16/2020 | Duration: 00:00

BioSeal Portable Kit - Equipment Overview

In this video we review the components of the BioSeal System 5 Portable System.

The BioSeal Portable System provides the equipment needed to safely contain human remains in a bio-safety level 4 containment body bag.

The portable system has its own power supply and is appropriate for use in hospitals, by law enforcement and by disaster response teams.

Please follow your organizational policies and procedures when using this system.

Published: 08/20/2020 | Duration: 06:45

Patient Transportation Isolation Devices: AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD - Assembly & Operation

In this video we demonstrate the assembly and operation of an AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD.

Patient transportation isolation devices are not pieces of equipment we use on a regular basis. Familiarization with the correct assembly and operation techniques of such devices ensures patient and healthcare professional safety when called into use.

Other versions of this isolation device are manufactured by this company. A large proportion of this video is also applicable to those devices.

Published: 06/10/2020 | Duration: 10:07

Patient Transportation Isolation Devices: AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD - Maintenance & Inspection

In this video we discuss the specifications, components and general inspection routine for an AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD.

Operating in its negative pressure mode, the AirBoss Chem/Bio ISO-POD model is designed for safely transporting a patient with a highly consequential pathogen of concern or chemical agent.

Other versions of this isolation device are manufactured by this company. A large proportion of this video is also applicable to those devices.

Published: 06/10/2020 | Duration: 07:19

Procedural & Surgical Mask Guidance

Correct donning, doffing and reuse techniques when using procedure and/or surgical masks is essential in helping to prevent contamination from, and the spread of pathogens of concen.

This video demonstrates these techniques including mask storage via paper towels and paper bags when being used in a limited reuse situation.

Additional information on paper bag storage can be found in the Nebraska Medicine video "Proper Donning & Doffing of Procedural and Surgical Masks".

Published: 05/18/2020 | Duration: 06:11

Face Coverings for Public Use

In this video, we’ll discuss important points for safe use of cloth face coverings.

Respirators and surgical masks are important tools for health care providers. Cloth face coverings allow non-healthcare providers to stay safe without impacting critical health care supplies during a pandemic or epidemic in our community.

Wearing cloth face coverings will contain most droplets that are spread during common activities such as talking, singing, coughing and sneezing.

The CDC website provides additional information about creating your own cloth face coverings.

Published: 05/18/2020 | Duration: 06:26

N95 Respirator Limited Reuse - Healthcare Professionals Providing Clinical Care

In this video we demonstrate potential approaches for donning and doffing of an N95 filtering facepiece respirator in a Limited Reuse situation. This video was developed based on the CDC guidelines for NIOSH approved N95 respirators.

Please note: During this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions are developing methods to extend wear and reuse N95 respirators. These methods are needed in order to preserve the supply of N95 respirators for patient care. The information in this video should not be interpreted to contradict facility-specific directions and special decontamination and reuse programs.

For the full set of guidelines please visit the following CDC website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/decontamination-reuse-respirators.html

Published: 03/27/2020 | Duration: 08:12

N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator: Donning & Doffing

In this video we demonstrate the critical safety steps involved in correctly donning and doffing an N95 disposable filtering facepiece respirator, and how to perform a seal check prior to rendering patient care in any setting. We also show the most common mistakes made when placing the straps on your head.

In the early phases of a novel infection, airborne protection is commonly used. In order to protect first responders and healthcare providers from exposure to airborne and novel pathogens, the correct use of an N95 respirator is an important first step.

Published: 02/12/2020 | Duration: 05:16

A. Kim Hayes

A. Hayes

UNMC College of Nursing

Kim Hayes is the program coordinator for the HEROES project.