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N95 Respirator Limited Reuse - Healthcare Professionals Providing Clinical Care

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


- Published: 03/27/2020 | Running Time: 08:12

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/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/recommendedguidanceextuse.html

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After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of Limited Reuse for N95 respirators.
  • Understand which practices are essential for successful limited reuse of an N95 respirator.
  • Become familiar with potential methods of donning and doffing N95 respirators in a Limited Reuse situation

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