Patel, B, Hardman, JC, Yang, W, Robson, A, Putnam, G, George, A and Paleri, V (2020) Reusable respirators as personal protective equipment during ENT surgery. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 134 (8). 732 - 734.

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Abstract

Background
Robust personal protective equipment is essential in preventing the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 to head and neck surgeons who are routinely involved in aerosol generating procedures.

Objective
This paper describes the collective experience, across 3 institutes, of using a reusable half-face respirator in 72 head and neck surgery cases.

Method
Cost analysis was performed to demonstrate the financial implications of using a reusable respirator compared to single-use filtering facepiece code 3 masks.

Conclusion
The reusable respirator is a cost-effective alternative to disposable filtering facepiece code 3 respirators. Supplying reusable respirators to individual staff members may increase the likelihood of them having appropriate personal protective equipment during their clinical duties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD32 Operative surgery. Technique of surgical operations
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 15:11
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2020 15:13
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8705

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