publication . Article . 2021

Filtering Facepiece Respirators for Healthcare Workers Protection in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

Tao, Chang Chee; Rajan, Philip; Wai, Victor Hoe Chee;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Jul 2021 Journal: The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences : MJMS, volume 28, issue 3, pages 151-154 (issn: 1394-195X, eissn: 2180-4303, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Abstract
Protecting healthcare workers (HCWs) who are in the frontline during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic is paramount. The filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) or N95 respirator is one of the personal protective equipment (PPE) used to protect HCWs exposed to airborne pathogens in clinical practice or when performing aerosol generating procedures. The FFRs should be able to serve the intended purpose without causing additional health and safety hazards for the HCWs. The following commentary will provide some basic information on selecting correct FFRs and conducting fitness test.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: educationhealth care facilities, manpower, and servicesvirus diseases
free text keywords: Brief Communication, N95 respirators, healthcare workers, COVID-19, personal protective equipment, occupational health
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