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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

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