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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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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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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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N95s and Face Shields: Instructions for Extended Use and Re-Use

This document provides important clarifications on donning and doffing for extended use and re-use of N95s and face shields for all healthcare workers providing care to patients with known or suspected COVID-19 infection. It now includes a table on page 3 of high-risk and low-risk aerosol-generating procedures and what to do with the N95 mask following those procedures. Updated 08.27.21

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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

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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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N95s: FAQs and Key Takeaways on Decontamination and Reuse

This document includes FAQs and key takeaways on our decontamination process for respirators such as N95s. Updated 04.17.20

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Tip Sheet for Reuse and Extended Use of N95s/PAPR Hoods/Face Masks/Face Shields

This tip sheet aims to help healthcare workers better understand protocols for the reuse and extended use of face masks, face shields, N95 respirators and PAPR hoods. Please refer to the full instructions for extended use and reuse of N95s and face shields, PAPR hoods, and face masks and face shields for additional information. Uploaded 04.15.20

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Reprocessed N95 Respirator Evaluation Form

If you experience any issues with a reprocessed N95 respirator, please fill out this form to help us address the issue and improve our process. Uploaded 10.15.20

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