Observed variation in N95 respirator use by nurses demonstrating isolation care

Elizabeth L. Beam, Elizabeth L. Hotchkiss, Shawn G. Gibbs, Angela L. Hewlett, Peter C. Iwen, Suzanne L. Nuss, Philip W. Smith

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Abstract

Video review and scoring was used to evaluate the behaviors of nurses wearing N95 filtering face piece respirators while providing isolation care in a simulated patient care environment. This study yielded a detailed description of behaviors related to N95 respirator use in a health care setting. Developing a more robust and systematic behavior analysis tool for use in demonstration, simulation, and clinical care would allow for improved respiratory protection of health care workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-580
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Respiratory protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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