Guidance on the use of respiratory and facial protection equipment
Best practice, Care guideline, Review
.Respiratory and facial protection is requiredfor organisms that are usually transmitted via the droplet/airborne route, or when airborne particles have been artificially created, such as during ‘aerosol-generating procedures’. A range of personal protective equipment that provides different degrees of facial and respiratory protection is available. Healthcare workers may have difficulty in choosing the correct type of facial and respiratory protection in any given clinical situation. This guidance based on a review of the literature and expert consensus will help address these issues.