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  Fit Test Schedule - Due to the shortage of N95 respirators, open fit testing will be temporarily suspended, as of 3/2/2020.

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N95 respirators used in our hospital are:

1.)  3M 1860 N95 Respirator (Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask)

Available sizes:

  • Regular (3M 1860), Lawson #21723
  • Small (3M 1860S), Lawson #24815

3M 1860s are available through Lawson.

Resources:

3M 1860 and 1860S Instructions

3M 1860 Donning/Doffing Video

3M 1860  Respirator Instructions

3M 1860 Article Information Sheet

3M Website

2.) Moldex/Inovel 1500 series N95 Respirator (Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask)

Available sizes:

  • Extra small (Moldex/Inovel 1510), Lawson #51154
  • Small (Moldex/Inovel 1511), Lawson #26414
  • Medium (Moldex/Inovel 1512), Lawson #26416
  • Large (Moldex/Inovel 1513), Lawson #26415

Moldex N95s are available through Lawson.

Resources:

Moldex 1500 Series  Instructions

Moldex Data Sheet

Moldex Website

 

3.)  3M 1870/1870+ N95 Respirator (Health Care Particulate and Surgical Mask)

Resources:

3M 1870 Instructions

3M 1870 Donning/Doffing Video

3M 1870+ Instructions

3M 1870+ Donning/Doffing Video

3M 1860/1860S and 3M1870 FAQs

 

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for Bitrex & Saccharin

Bitrex Fit Test Solution                                   Bitrex Sensitivity Solution

Saccharin Fit Test Solution                         Saccharin Sensitivity Solution

 

Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) - for staff who wear beard for religious or medical reasons

To access a PAPR:   

During normal business hours (7AM-5PM, M-F) – Staff either contacts Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) at 4-6783 to coordinate borrowing the PAPR or stops by the EH&S office located at HSC-L1-059.  During off hours (after 5 PM and on weekends) – Staff contacts Security at 4-2825 to gain access to the EH&S office.

Once inside the office, the room to the right houses the PAPRs in labeled blue duffel bags (above the work stations). The key to this room is in the metal key box located on the wall in the rear of the main suite and is labeled “1-059/PAPR.”  Staff completes the PAPR sign out sheet which is in the duffel bag and leave the sign out sheet in the EH&S office. PAPR instructions are in the duffel bags and ar noted below. If you should have any questions, please contact EH&S at 4-6783.

3M Versaflo TR-300 and 300+  Powered Air Purifying Respirator   Operating Instructions  

1. Complete the PAPR sign out form and leave form in the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) office located in HSC, Level 1, Room 059.  

2. Inspect all parts – belt, blower/battery pack/ high efficiency (HE) particulate filter, hood, black breathing tube, protective sleeve over breathing tube - for any visible damage.  If any damage, do not use and contact EH&S. 

3. Prior to each use, verify adequate air flow by turning on blower (press blue button on top) and placing the base of the airflow indicator tube on the top of the blower.  The ball in the indicator tube must rise above the minimum air flow “E” line.  If not successful, do not use PAPR and contact EH&S for replacement battery and/or filter.  Turn off blower.

4. Ensure the hood is attached to the breathing tube and the other end of the breathing tube is attached to the blower unit.  Write your name on the hood.

5. There are two blower speeds: low and high air flow.  Press blower once for low air flow, twice for higher air flow.   

6. Buckle the belt around the waist and adjust belt as needed.  Don the hood.  If applicable, tuck inner cowl of the hood into scrubs/lab coat to reinforce seal.  The blower remains outside of clothes, resting on the small of your back. 

7. The battery can operate for 8-12 hours with a full charge; less time if the higher air flow is used.  (Note: the TR 300+ unit has an audible low flow alarm and low battery alarm.  For a low flow reading, the battery and/or filter may need replaced).  

8. After each use, turn off blower.  Between uses, clean exterior of the PAPR components and hood with hospital approved disinfection wipes (wear nitrile gloves) prior to placing back into carrying bag.  If hood is heavily soiled or damaged, discard and contact EH&S for a replacement.   

9. Charged batteries, and replacement hoods, filters, protective sleeves are available in the EH&S office. 

10. Prior to returning PAPR to EH&S, use the disinfection wipes to clean the outer surfaces of the PAPR and discard the hood.  Record date returned and length of time worn on sign out form in EH&S office.  Any questions, contact EH&S at 4-6783.                                                                  Revised 3/23/20

Versaflow 300+ Instructional video  

Versaflow 300+User Instructions Manual

Inspection, Cleaning and Storage Technical Bulletin

Air Flow Test Technical Bulletin

Bullard Hooded Powered Air Purifying Respirator, Model PA 30 Operating Instructions

 1. Complete the PAPR sign out form and leave form in the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) office located in HSC, Level 1, Room 059.

 2. Inspect all parts – belt, blower, two battery packs, two magenta-colored filters, hood, white breathing tube, protective sleeve over breathing tube - for any visible damage. If any damage, do not use and contact EH&S.

 3. Prior to each use, verify adequate air flow by turning on blower (press black button on top) and placing the base of the airflow indicator tube on the top of the blower. The ball in the indicator tube must rise above the minimum air flow black line.  If not successful, do not use PAPR and contact EH&S for replacement battery and/or filter.   Turn off blower.     

 4. Ensure the hood is attached to the breathing tube and the other end of the breathing tube is attached to the blower unit. Write your name on the hood.

 5. Turn on blower. Buckle the belt around the waist and adjust belt as needed.  Don the hood.  If applicable, tuck inner cowl of the hood into scrubs/lab coat to reinforce seal.  Attach Velcro straps under the arms.  The blower remains outside of clothes, resting on the small of your back.  A cool stream of air should be felt inside the hood.

 6. Fully charged batteries should operate PAPR for 4-8 hours. If you hear an audible alarm, it is the low battery alarm and the batteries should be replaced.

 7. After each use, turn off blower. Between uses, clean exterior of the PAPR components and hood with hospital approved disinfection wipes (wear nitrile gloves) prior to placing back into carrying bag.  If hood is heavily soiled or damaged, discard and contact EH&S for a replacement. 

 8. Charged batteries, and replacement hoods, filters, protective sleeves are available in the EH&S office.

 9.  Prior to returning PAPR to EH&S, use the disinfection wipes to clean the outer surfaces of the PAPR and discard the hood. Record date returned and length of time worn on sign out form in EH&S office.    Any questions, contact EH&S at 4-6783.                                                          R evised 3/23/20

Resources:

Bullard PA30 PAPR Technical Data Sheet

Bullard PA30 PAPR User Manual

Bullard Website

 

3M 7800S Full Face Air Purifying Respirator

3M7800S Instructions - Donning and User Seal Check 

3M 7800S Filters and Cartridges

3M 7800S Respirator Parts

3M Website