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3M Breathe Easy PAPR with Butyl Hood - Assembly and Testing

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

- Published: 08/26/2022 | Running Time: 09:50

In this video we demonstrate the assembly and testing of a 3M Breathe Easy PAPR with Butyl Hood, a battery-operated Powered Air Purifying Respirator used when responding to hazardous chemical situations.

PAPR units are not equipment we use on a regular basis. Familiarization with the correct assembly and testing of such devices ensures patient and healthcare professional safety when called into use.


Learning Objectives

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a 3M Breathe Easy PAPR unit and butyl hood.
  • Recognize the difference between poor and satisfactory levels of airflow using a flow meter.
  • Inspect, assemble and test the PAPR unit and attach the butyl hood.

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