Surgical masks were noninferior to N95 respirators for preventing influenza in health care providers
- Surveillance for Ventilator- associated Pneumonia (VAP) Using Electronic Data Compared Closely with Clinician Detection. Hoffman, Leslie A. // Critical Care Alert;Sep2008, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p41
The article presents a study which determines if the efficiency and objectivity of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) could be improved by adapting the criteria of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Study: surgical masks nearly as good as N95. // AHA News;10/12/2009, Vol. 45 Issue 21, p1
The article discusses research which concluded that surgical masks are as effective as N95 respirators in the prevention of flu among health care workers. It references a study by McMaster University researchers published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" which compared the...
- OSHA enforcing N95 respirators for HCWs treating H1N1 flu patients. Evans, Gary; Mar, Michelle // Hospital Employee Health;Dec2009 Supplement 5, p1
The article focuses on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) recommendation of N95 respirator to protect health care workers (HCWs) from acquiring H1N1 pandemic influenza A from patients. It mentions that the OSHA has advised health care employers to prioritize their...
- Respirator fit testing, anyone? Chakladar, Abhijoy; Beaumont, Peter O.; Uncles, David R. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;8/15/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7717, p359
A letter to the editor is presented on the failure of health care workers caring for patient with probable or confirmed flu-like illness to fit test filtering face piece 3 (FFP3) respirators.
- No N95? Consider elastomerics, OSHA says. // Hospital Employee Health;Jan2010, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p1
The article focuses on the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) efforts to enforce the H1N1 guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to protect the health care workers during the H1N1 pandemic in the U.S. OSHA inspectors will check employers for...
- OSHA enforcing N95 respirators for HCWs treating H1N1 flu patients. Evans, Gary; Marill, Michelle // Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2009 Supplement, p1
The article reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated the use of N95 respirators for the protection of health care workers (HCWs) who treat patients with H1N1 pandemic influenza A. It states that the respirators may reduce the exposure risk and...
- OSHA enforcing N95 respirators for HCWs treating H1N1 flu patients. Evans, Gary; Marill, Michelle // Case Management Advisor;Dec2009, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p1
The article focuses on the implementation of respirators for health care workers (HCW) as mandated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It mentions that these respirators will be used to protect health care workers from acquiring H1N1 pandemic influenza A from...
- Long-term mechanical ventilation part 2: principles. Hewitt-Taylor, Jaqui // British Journal of Healthcare Assistants;Sep2008, Vol. 2 Issue 9, p440
An increasing number of people require long-term mechanical ventilation, and healthcare assistants often provide their everyday support. It is therefore useful to know how the system works.
- SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS. Krumrine, Jenny // Director (NFDA Services, Inc.);Sep2011, Vol. 83 Issue 9, p54
The article discusses simple practices of health professionals that can significantly reduce the risk embalmers face. It points out the importance of practicing the safest for removing personal protective equipment to avoid self-contamination after working in the preparatory room. It highlights...