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Face Masks and Face Shields: Instructions for Extended Use and Reuse

This document provides important clarifications on donning and doffing for extended use and reuse of face masks (including surgical masks, tie masks, and earloop/procedural masks) and face shields for all healthcare workers providing care to patients with known or suspected COVID-19 infection. Updated 04.20.20

PPE
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

PPE, N95
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

PPE, N95, PAPR, PPE Conservation
Face Shield Tip Sheet

This resource can be used to help healthcare workers determine the best process for reuse and extended use of their face shield. Specifics about the disposable face shields as compared to the extended use face shields are included in this resource. Uploaded 04.22.20

PPE
Forever Face Shield Instructions

New “forever” face shields are available from the Duke Pratt School of Engineering. This document provides instructions for the appropriate use, assembly and cleaning of these new face shields. Updated 06.02.20

PPE, PPE Signage-Clinical
Criteria for Adequate Eye Protection

Duke Health recommends the use of eye protection for all staff having direct interaction with patients and visitors. Direct interaction is defined as face-to-face interaction such as entering a patient’s care environment (e.g. exam room, hospital room, bay, etc.) or coming within 6 feet for any duration of time. Face shields are the preferred eye protection as they provide full coverage of the eyes and protect the underlying face mask from potential contamination.

We recognize that some team members are seeking alternatives to face shields. Supply chain issues have made purchase of large quantities of safety goggles challenging. As such, this resource is meant to provide guidance for selecting alternate adequate eye protection to the widely available Duke-approved face shields. Uploaded 09.25.20

PPE, Eye Protection