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Preparedness through daily practice : the myths of respiratory protection in healthcare
  • Published Date:
    March 2016
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 486.28 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory‏. ; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. ;
  • Series:
    DHHS publication (NIOSH) ; no. 2016-109
    Workplace solutions
  • Description:
    Evidence from surveillance studies indicates gaps in hospitals’ respiratory protection programmatic operations and healthcare workers’ (HCWs) marginal compliance with respiratory protection recommended practices. Improper use of respiratory protective devices (RPDs) may expose HCWs to infectious respiratory illnesses. In this document, NIOSH addresses common myths related to respiratory protection and provides information to reinforce respiratory protection program administrator responsibilities and HCW knowledge concerning the proper use of these devices so that they can be prepared for the next public health emergency and best protect themselves in daily practice.

    This document was prepared by Jaclyn Krah, MA, Debra Novak, PhD, RN and Lindsay Stradtman, MPH, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

    Suggested citation: NIOSH [2015]. Workplace solutions: preparedness through daily practice: the myths of respiratory protection in healthcare. By Krah J, Novak D, Stradtman L. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2016-109.

    NIOSH No 20047741

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