CDC Recommends Respirators For Healthcare Workers of H1N1 Patients
Healthcare workers who are in close contact with patients having
suspected or confirmed H1N1 flu should use N95 respirators, the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention said in interim guidance released
It acknowledged there is a shortage of the
devices, saying, "appropriate selection and use of respiratory
protection is critical."
"A key strategy is to use source
control, engineering, and administrative measures to reduce the numbers
of workers who come in contact with patients who have influenza-like
illness in order to reduce the consumption of respiratory protection
equipment," The CDC said. The guideline applies to the fall and winter
of 2010. The CDC said it will continue to revisit the guidance. For more, read the story.
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Posted on Sat, October 17, 2009
by Robert Carter