Switch Video Source:

N95 Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator: Donning & Doffing

by Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN. A. Kim Hayes, MPH, BSN, RN.


- Published: 02/12/2020 | Running Time: 05:16

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.

Learning Objectives


After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Correctly don an N95 disposable filtering facepiece respirator
  • Identify misplacement of straps after donning an N95 disposable filtering facepiece respirator
  • Correctly doff an N95 disposable filtering facepiece respirator

Media Options


If you are unable to play the video embedded at the top of the page, you can find direct links to the video below.

Download Media

Request a copy of this video, if you would like to incorporate it into your organization's learning management system.

Achievement Badge

We haven't created an achievement badge for this module yet. As soon as we make one available we'll send out an announcement.

So, make sure you're following us through our social media accounts, or Sign Up, if you haven't already, for a HEROES account and keep up to date with website updates..

Related content


The following videos and Interactive Learning Modules provide additional information on this or similar subjects: