Elastomeric Respirators and PAPRS

How Elastomeric Respirators and PAPRS can better protect Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

Labor-Management Webinar Series
Resources to Make the Workplace Safer During COVID-19

Wednesday, July 22, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

Earn 1.5 CEU’s

FREE FOR MEMBERS

Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2514923/875AF91D7DA2E2558C8B66CCF49291E1

Nurses and other healthcare workers have struggled with rationing of N95s during the COVID-19 pandemic. N95 respirators were never designed to be used for extended periods or decontaminated and reused. Global supplies of PPE remain low. COVID-19 will continue to strain healthcare systems, putting healthcare workers at risk of infection without adequate respiratory protection.

Better solutions exist—elastomeric respirators and powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are designed to be reused and disinfected. They are more protective and they are more cost effective than decontaminating N95s. New versions of elastomeric respirators are gaining favor with some healthcare providers, including Alleghany Health Network, a hospital system that developed an elastomeric respiratory protection program to protect their staff from COVID-19.

Please join us to learn about elastomeric respirators and PAPRs—how to use them and how to incorporate them into the respiratory protection program to protect healthcare workers, save money and extend the supply of N95s.

Speakers

Mark Catlin, Industrial Hygienist, MDC Consulting and Training, former Health and Safety Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Michelle Boyle, RN, BSN, Chapter Vice President at Allegheny General Hospital, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and Nurse Member Coordinator of Nurse Alliance of Healthcare Pennsylvania

Accredited Provider

American Federation of Teachers/Nurses and Health Professionals is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP for 17108 contact hours.

CE courses are free to AFT members.

Conflict of Interest

There has been no commercial support of this program and the presenters declare there is no conflict of interest.

Outcomes

At the completion of the webinar, participants will report more confidence in understanding the use of elastomeric respirators and PAPRs and how to implement an elastomeric and/or PAPR respiratory protection program.

Successful Completion

The learner must attend 100% of the webinar, read Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care: Consensus Study Report Highlights from the National Academy of Medicine, which is provided during the webinar and complete an evaluation. 1.5 Contact hours will be provided with successful completion.

Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2514923/875AF91D7DA2E2558C8B66CCF49291E1

How Elastomeric Respirators and PAPRS can better protect Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

Labor-Management Webinar Series
Resources to Make the Workplace Safer During COVID-19

Wednesday, July 22, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

Earn 1.5 CEU’s

FREE FOR MEMBERS

Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2514923/875AF91D7DA2E2558C8B66CCF49291E1

Nurses and other healthcare workers have struggled with rationing of N95s during the COVID-19 pandemic. N95 respirators were never designed to be used for extended periods or decontaminated and reused. Global supplies of PPE remain low. COVID-19 will continue to strain healthcare systems, putting healthcare workers at risk of infection without adequate respiratory protection.

Better solutions exist—elastomeric respirators and powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are designed to be reused and disinfected. They are more protective and they are more cost effective than decontaminating N95s. New versions of elastomeric respirators are gaining favor with some healthcare providers, including Alleghany Health Network, a hospital system that developed an elastomeric respiratory protection program to protect their staff from COVID-19.

Please join us to learn about elastomeric respirators and PAPRs—how to use them and how to incorporate them into the respiratory protection program to protect healthcare workers, save money and extend the supply of N95s.

Speakers

Mark Catlin, Industrial Hygienist, MDC Consulting and Training, former Health and Safety Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Michelle Boyle, RN, BSN, Chapter Vice President at Allegheny General Hospital, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and Nurse Member Coordinator of Nurse Alliance of Healthcare Pennsylvania

Accredited Provider

American Federation of Teachers/Nurses and Health Professionals is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP for 17108 contact hours.

CE courses are free to AFT members.

Conflict of Interest

There has been no commercial support of this program and the presenters declare there is no conflict of interest.

Outcomes

At the completion of the webinar, participants will report more confidence in understanding the use of elastomeric respirators and PAPRs and how to implement an elastomeric and/or PAPR respiratory protection program.

Successful Completion

The learner must attend 100% of the webinar, read Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care: Consensus Study Report Highlights from the National Academy of Medicine, which is provided during the webinar and complete an evaluation. 1.5 Contact hours will be provided with successful completion.

Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2514923/875AF91D7DA2E2558C8B66CCF49291E1

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