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  1. Kitiger

    Face Mask Support Frames

    Is anybody using face mask support frames? How do they fit over the nose? Do they mess up the seal? My husband bought some N 95 face masks, and I don't like the way the mask sucks in and out, hitting my mouth & nose with each breath. The mas...
  2. Hope my CVS location will be participating in N95 mask distribution - 3 masks/person will be provided. Received in ANA Smart Brief email. HHS extends COVID-19 health emergency for 8th time Full Story: Becker's Hospital Review (1/19...
  3. Well, how about the "harassment" nurses and physican's endur from having to wear an N95or PAPR's mask + goggles and face shield 12-14hrs each shift due to U.S non-vaccinated Covid infected persons CHOOSING that status despite vaccine availability??? ...
  4. COVID-19: Envo N95 mask

    Not sure if this is the right thread or not, but has anyone tried/ is currently using an Envo N95? I have seen a few nurses with them and like the idea of an easy to clean (relatively) reusable N95 with a fresh filter for each shift. Does anyone know...
  5. PAPR, mask underneath, protect others?

    Fellow RN's using PAPR. Are you wearing a mask underneath the PAPR? Was instructed by our authority that masking underneath the PAPR to protect the patient was not needed. My brain cannot reconcile the written policy that 1. If I wear an N...
  6. 10 RNs suspended for refusing COVID unit assignment due to not being provided an N95 Who knows if this will find its way onto their radars, but I'll be the first in applauding these nurses for standing up for themselves. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/1...
  7. PREFACE: I'm confident that I'll do just fine for the 24 hours that I'm filling in for, but given that I'm not an epidemiologist or seer, I'd love any real-life advice or tips that might come in helpful. I have an unused KN95 and N95 mask (gowns and...
  8. Many of you are wearing surgical or N95 face masks for long hours, or all day long. Do you know of any specific brands of surgical masks that are hypoallergenic and better for sensitive skin? Admin: Remove if this post violates TOS. I have zero c...
  9. Raven Sierra

    Masks and sore throats/sinus issues?

    Since we started wearing 1 surgical mask per shift and wearing sanitized N95s (reused and re-sanitized multiple times and not necessarily given back to the original owner), multiple staff members have noticed chronic low-grade sore throats and sinus ...
  10. Storage of N95 masks

    Hello fellow nurses, What are you using to store your N95 mask for reuse? The hospital where I work gave us paper bags. There are a few videos on FB and Youtube circulating around with someone demonstrating the usage of a plastic container. I feel li...
  11. COVID and return to work anxiety

    I worked full time up until April 1st and then was furloughed to due lower census, but mostly because the hospital was losing a lot of income from cancelling non-emergent procedures. I have been off work for almost 3 weeks and will be returning in 4...
  12. Nursing personnel have prepared for this pandemic to hit their facilities and areas in different ways. This Chief Executive Nurse in San Antonio has spent her time very wisely. Local nurse designs mask with 99.5% filtration efficiency
  13. Cleaning and reusing N95

    Sorry if this has been covered, but I'm wondering what the best procedure is for reusing an N95. At my hospital we were initially told we would be using N95/PAPRs for Covid 19 Rule out patients or patients that are positive. The masks were to be reus...
  14. ducky2000

    Mask allergy??

    I think I might be allergic to my mask or having some sort of reaction to it. My hospital has a new supply of surgical masks and every time I put it on I start hacking. I can taste a chemical when I put it on and then cough cough cough. Sadly, it's ...
  15. Hi, everyone -- I work in elective surgery (not a frontline nurse) and I was laid off d/t COVID-19 in mid-March, with the promise of being hired back. I've been in contact with my manager recently and it is expected that I return to work next week (g...
  16. Is anyone using their own PPE because their hospital won't provide masks? My floor will be converted to an additional Covid 19 unit within my small regional hospital. We were told the patients would be "low risk" and therefore will not be given N95s ...
  17. Alternative to N95 mask for TB?

    I seem to have developed a reaction to the N95 mask. My employee health department is of no help. I've heard there are hoods available but haven't found any info on them. Anyone know of any alternatives to the N95 mask for protection against TB? Than...
  18. KN95 mask?

    How is a KN95 mask supposed to be equivalent to an N95 mask when I can feel air leaking out of the front,near my chin? They are one size fits all. I cant even tighten up the strings. I work in a LTC facility on floor with Covid patients only. We get ...
  19. Unable to wear N95 or papr

    I had a horrible experience yesterday. I was asked to float to the covid unit. I told them that I was fit tested and failed the test for N95, so they said I had to wear a Papr. Well, I got up to the floor and they couldn't find any hoods. Meanwhil...
  20. Medscape Medical News https://www.medscape.com/index/list_11861_0 Marcia Frellick April 17, 2020 How to Sanitize N95 Masks for Reuse: NIH Study Posted in the above articles comment section: Canada: N95 Mask Decontamination using Standard Hospital S...
  21. Proper PPE

    I’m assigned to the COVID floor and our PPE is a mask, gown, goggles, and eye pro. Reuse the mask for ONE WEEK. only an n95 is needed if getting a bronch or on a vent. I know the WHO says it’s droplet but I see posts from other COVID floor and the...
  22. Workplace Safety and PPE

    The CDC current recommendations for mask use/re-use: -Discard N95 respirators following use during aerosol generating procedures. -Discard N95 respirators contaminated with blood, respiratory or nasal secretions, or other bodily fluids from patients....
  23. Hi everyone, I am a new graduate nurse on a telemetry floor, and recently, because of the surge in COVID (+) patients, management is giving us 5 tele patients with no CNAs on the floor (we're really understaffed). This is concerning because being ou...
  24. Headache from N95

    So mild hypercapnia can cause headaches among other symptoms. And wearing a facial covering for hours on end can cause hypercapnia; which seems obvious to me but if anyone wants 'proof' just Google it or check out the article I put below . I definite...