Wear compliance and donning/doffing of respiratory protection for bioaerosols or infectious agents: a review of the effectiveness, safety, and guidelines

Record ID 32015000192
Authors' recommendations: No studies were identified in this review for the safety of different levels of wear compliance. One study was analyzed for the repeated donning and doffing of respiratory protection for healthcare workers. Authors found that multiple donning and doffing processes have a significant impact on protective capability and a maximum of five repeated processes should be instituted as the maximum acceptable. No systematic reviews or health technology assessments were identified for either of these questions. The guidelines that were identified were of excellent quality and contained well represented pictorial depiction for proper donning/doffing techniques though they did suffer from a lack of defined study inclusion criteria
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Respiratory Protective Devices
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Infection Control
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Equipment Design
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Aerosols
  • Health Personnel
  • Cross Infection
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
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Copyright: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
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