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Guidelines for the Use of Different Models of N95 Respirators at Duke Health

DUHS has deployed multiple models of N95s. This document outlines which N95 respirators can be used for COVID care or voluntary use. It also links to seal check instructions for each model and summarizes extended use and reuse guidance. Updated 01.16.22.

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3M 1870 Plus N95 Seal Check Instructions

This document illustrates seal check instructions for the 3M 1870 Plus N95 respirator. While this guide was made for the 3M brand of N95 respirators, the same principles of fit testing apply to other types of respirators. Uploaded 05.26.21.

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Halyard N95 Respirator Seal Check Instructions

This document illustrates seal check instructions for the Halyard N95 respirator. While this guide was made for the Halyard brand of N95 respirators, the same principles of fit testing apply to other types of respirators. Uploaded 05.26.21.

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3M 9205+ N95 Non-Surgical Respirator Seal Check Instructions

This document illustrates seal check instructions for the 3M 9205+ N95 non-surgical respirator. Uploaded 01.06.22.

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N95 Use Clarification

This document includes a grid and FAQs about the use and reuse of different N95 respirators, which differs based on how and where the N95 is being used. Uploaded 01.16.22.

 

Required N95 Use for COVID-19 and Other Airborne Pathogens

  • If you are wearing an N95 respirator while caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection (or otherwise on Airborne or Special Airborne Contact Isolation), the respirator should be used for the entire shift and discarded at the end of the shift unless visibly soiled, damaged, or fails seal check.  

Optional N95 Use

  • If you choose to wear an N95 respirator for added respiratory protection in place of an ear loop mask, the N95 may be reused for up to 5 shifts; discard it after 5 shifts or sooner if visibly soiled, damaged, or fails seal check.
  • If you are working in the procedural and peri-op environment, the only change to your current allotment and rotation plan is to wait 5 days between uses rather than 3. Additional detail can be found here.
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Inpatient/ED: Required PPE

An 8.5x11 sign showing the required PPE (personal protective equipment) for staff in Inpatient and Emergency Departments. Uploaded 03.21.20

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3M N95 Seal Check Instructions

This document illustrates N95 seal check instructions for healthcare workers. While this guide was made for the 3M brand of N95 respirators, the same principles of fit testing apply to other types of respirators. Uploaded 03.30.20

PPE, N95, Donning & Doffing
Inpatient/ED: How to Don and Doff PPE

This document contains three 11x17 posters for inpatient/ED healthcare workers showing steps for donning and doffing PPE, including with and without an anteroom. Updated 08.27.21

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PPE Doffing Procedure: No anteroom / no disinfectant in room at threshold

This document provides instructions for safely removing PPE in inpatient and ED environments where there is no anteroom or where gloves and/or disinfectant wipes are not available in room at the threshold. Updated 08.27.21

PPE, Donning & Doffing
PAPR Instructions for Donning, Doffing and Disinfection (Combined)

All PAPR-related instructions, including the newer 3M Versaflo and 3M Ford PAPRs as well as other brands of PAPRs used at Duke Health, are combined into one document for donning and doffing additional PPE and disinfecting the PAPR in inpatient and outpatient settings. We have addressed doffing and disinfection of loose-fitting headgear (e.g., head cover, shrouded hood) with and without an anteroom. Updated 1.28.22.

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3M 8210/8110S and 3M 8511 N95 Seal Check Instructions

This document illustrates N95 seal check instructions for the following N95 non-surgical respirators: 3M 8210/8110S (without a valve) and 3M 8511 (with a valve). Updated 01.07.22

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