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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Can FACE MASKS help slow SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS that caused COVID - 19? Yes, FACE MASKS combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand - washing and social distancing, slow SPREAD OF VIRUS. So why weren't FACE MASKS recommended at start of Pandemic? At that time, experts didn't know extent TO which people WITH COVID - 19 could SPREAD VIRUS before symptoms appear. Nor was it known that some people COVID - 19 but don't have any symptoms. Both groups CAN SPREAD VIRUS TO others. These discoveries led public health groups to do about FACE on FACE MASKS. World Health Organization And US Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Now Include FACE MASKS In Their Recommendations For Slowing SPREAD OF VIRUS. Cdc recommends cloth FACE MASKS for public and not surgical and N95 MASKS needed by health care providers.

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Surgical masks

Cdc recommends that everyone over age 2 wear cloth face masks public places where it is hard to stay 6 feet away from other people. Wear face mask if you are sick and around other people or animals, even at home. Caregivers should use them when and disinfecting sick people's bedrooms or bathroom. If you need to call 911, put on mask before medical help arrives. Remember that mask should be in addition to other COVID - 19 Safety steps. It does replace them. You still need to limit your contact with other people, your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds, and keep common surfaces clean.

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N95 masks

Unlike patient care in controlled environment of healthcare facility, care and transport by EMS present unique challenges because of nature of setting. Coveralls are acceptable alternative to gowns when caring for and transporting suspect COVID - 19 patients. While no clinical studies have been done to compare gowns and both have been used effectively by healthcare workers in clinical settings during patient care. Cdcs Considerations For Selecting Protective Clothing used in Healthcare For Protection against Microorganisms in Blood and Body Fluids guidance provides comparison between gowns and coveralls, including test and performance requirements. Coveralls typically provide 360 - degree protection because they are designed to cover whole body, including back and lower legs, and sometimes head and feet as well. This added coverage may be necessary for some tasks involving medical transport. However, coveralls may lead to increased heat stress compared to gowns due to total area covered by fabric. Training on how to properly remove coverall is important to self - contamination. Comparatively, gowns are easier put on and, in particular, to take off. Requirements For surgical N95 Respirators that make them resistant to high velocity streams of body fluids and help protect sterile field can result in design that has higher breathing resistance than typical N95 respirator. Also, surgical N95 are designed without exhalation valves which are sometimes perceived as warmer inside mask than typical N95 Respirators. If you are receiving complaints, you may consider having employees who are not doing surgery, not working in sterile field, or not potentially exposed to velocity streams of Body Fluids wear standard N95 with exhalation valve. N95 respirator with exhalation valve does provide same level of protection to wearer as one that does not have valve. Presence Of Exhalation Valve Reduces Exhalation Resistance, Which Makes It Easier To Breathe Or Exhale. Some users feel that respirator with exhalation valve keeps face cooler and reduces moisture build up inside facepiece. However, respirators with exhalation valves should not be used in situations where sterile field must be maintained because exhalation valves may allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape into sterile field. If you only have respirator with exhalation valve available, cover exhalation valve with facemask that does not interfere with respirator fit. Niosh approval number and label are key to identifying NIOSH - Approved Respirators. Niosh approval label can be found on or within packaging of respirator or sometimes on respirator itself. Required labeling of NIOSH - approve N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators pdf icon includes NIOSH name, approval number, filter designations, lot number, and model number to be printed on respirator. You can verify that your respirator approvals are valid by checking NIOSH certified Equipment List. Niosh does not require Approved N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators to be marked expiration date.

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