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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

An Alternative to Disposable N95s:
The Reusable Elastomeric Half-Mask
Respirator Experience

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High demand and limited supply of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) has led healthcare organizations to rely on other types of respirators, such as reusable elastomeric half-mask respirators (EHMRs). Long-used in industry settings, these non-powered reusable cartridge respirators are considered equivalent in filtering and respiratory protection to single-use N95s in the healthcare setting.

This week’s webinar will feature a panel discussion with representatives from healthcare organizations sharing their experiences and lessons learned from implementing and using EHMRs in a clinical care setting, both before and during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

 

Speakers

 

 

Lessons Learned from Hospital Elastomeric Respirator Use
Pre-COVID-19

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Stella Hines, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

   
 

Protecting Your Staff in Pandemic Times

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Sara Angelilli, MSN, RN, CNOR
Operating Room Education Manager, Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA

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Hope Waltenbaugh, MSN, RN, CNOR, CN-BC
Vice President of Perioperative Services, Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA

   
 

Additional Panelists

   
 

Sricharan Chalikonda, MD, MHA, FACS
Chief Medical Operations Officer, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA

Maryann D’Alessandro, PhD
Director, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, PA

Lee Greenawald, PhD
Physical Scientist, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

Series Partners

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) | American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) | American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) | American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) | American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) | Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists (APAMT) | Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) | European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical 
Toxicologists (EAPCCT)
 | Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)