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Training Is The Key to a Good Fit Test Program App Note (ITI-031) US

October 02, 2020

This paper outlines a primary reason to fit test an individual is to verify that he or she has been trained to wear a respirator and has learned how to don the facepiece correctly. Improper use can compromise the respirator’s protection.

Does qualitative fit testing answer the important questions?

October 02, 2020

A blog that explores if qualitative fit testing provides adequate information to determine a good respirator fit.

Dissenting opinion: An ICP who favors fit-testing

October 02, 2020

A written opinion article on the necessity of respirator fit testing.

Face It: Clear Masks Let Us See So Much More

August 19, 2020

Especially in healthcare settings, when infection preventionists need to explain protocols and guidelines to their fellow healthcare workers and patients, something can always be lost in translation if much of the face remains hidden.

Q&A: Getting Healthcare Workers to Wear Masks

August 19, 2020

Linda Spaulding: “We [infection preventionists] have listening sessions with staff and we talked to them about proper mask wearing 24/7. We can do a listening session and we still have people sitting there with a mask under their nose, while we’re telling them not to. You have to continuously stress this among healthcare workers, be it whatever department.”

Best N95 Training: Watch, Learn, Then Do While Being Watched

August 13, 2020

Film healthcare workers as they don and doff N95s, show that video to participants (explaining where they got it right, and where they got it wrong), and then have the participants don and doff again with more input from trainers.

General Motors Put to Work on N95 Project

July 16, 2020

The filtering face piece respirators will be manufactured at General Motor’s facility in Warren, Mich. The company had to revamp its manufacturing process to accommodate making the respirators, creating four separate assemble stations.