Updated COVID-19 Respiratory Protection Resources
Updated: Sep 11, 2020
COVID-19 Respiratory Protection Resources
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Considerations for Selecting Respirators for Your Health Care Facility provides information on authorized the emergency use of certain filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) for use in health care settings by health care personnel (HCP) in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to prevent HCP exposure to pathogenic biological airborne particulates during FFR shortages resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Manufacturing and Distributing Respirators for Health Care Use in the United States Under an Existing Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) During the COVID-19 Pandemic, this FDA webpage provides information on manufacturing and distributing respirators for health care use in the United States under an existing emergency use authorization (EUA) during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
PPE CASE - Filtration Efficiency Performance of Non-NIOSH-Approved International Respiratory Protective Devices: Phase One, this report summarizes the filtration performance results from the assessments that took place as a result of the initial EUA issued by the FDA and discusses important considerations when purchasing non-NIOSH approved international respiratory devices temporarily authorized for occupational use in the United States.
Implementing FFR Reuse, Including Reuse after Decontamination, When There Are Known Shortages of N95 Respirators, CDC’s Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 FFRs were written to follow a continuum using the surge capacity approach in the order of conventional (everyday practice), contingency (expected shortages), and crisis (known shortages) capacities. N95 FFRs are meant to be disposed of after each use. CDC developed contingency and crisis strategies to help healthcare facilities conserve their supplies in the face of shortages.
Upcoming Calls and Webinars
Webinar Series - CDC/NIOSH's Surgical N95 Respirator Guidance Tuesday, September 15, at 12:00 pm ET Click here for connection information During this webinar, CDC/NIOSH will present information on the guidance, and representatives from the CDC/NIOSH, FDA, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be available to answer your questions on surgical N95 respirator guidance.