|Document ID (ISN)||103784|
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ED 105
||Respirators and health care services
||Appareils de protection respiratoire et mÚtiers de la santÚ [in French]|
||Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2003. 4p. Illus. 3 ref. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
||http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/01AC988717C10766C1256E280043D7A7/$FILE/ed105.pdf [in French]
||In order to protect the respiratory tract of health care workers exposed to infectious agents, one needs to select appropriate personal protective equipment. However, there is often confusion as to whether surgical masks or respirators are best suited. The purpose of this information sheet is to clarify the issue. Written in the form of answers to frequently-asked questions, it explains the selection and use of respiratory protective equipment under the specific conditions that prevail in the health care environment.
||France; particulate removing respirators; biological hazards; health care personnel; hospitals
||inhalation; data sheet; selection of equipment; aerosols
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services