Powered Air-Purified Respirator (PAPR): Donning and Doffing

Interim guidance by the CDC for healthcare professionals regarding 2019-nCoV can be found here. Please refer to institutional communications for more details regarding screening and isolation procedures.

Medical personnel caring for a patient under investigation for 2019-nCoV must use contact isolation and a PAPR for airborne isolation. Below is a video demonstrating the donning and doffing procedure.

For more info on donning and doffing PPE, check out this site by the CDC.

The views expressed on this blog are the author's own and do not reflect the views of their employer. Please read our full disclaimer here. Any references to clinical cases refer to patients treated at a virtual hospital, Janus General Hospital.

Jay Khadpe MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Residency Director
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

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