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. ISSN 0022-2151

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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.

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

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

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
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Personal Protective Equipment, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Communication
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD32 Operative surgery. Technique of surgical operations
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 15:11
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 15:13

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