Module 4
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Theses videos are part of CDC’s Project Firstline. Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that have come together to provide foundational knowledge about infection control to anyone working in a healthcare facility. To stop the spread of infectious disease threats, it’s important not only to have this foundational knowledge, but to understand and be ready to implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout the workday, including during every patient care activity and healthcare interaction

Episode 13

Learning Objectives:

•Describe one (1) job of a respirator.

•Describe three (3) types of air-purifying respirators commonly used in healthcare.

•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member.

 

This session describes the types of respirators commonly used in healthcare, which should be approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Respirators keep the wearer from inhaling infectious particles in the air. Different types and their proper use and fit are discussed in this session.

Episode 14

Learning objectives:

•Describe two (2) aspects of N95s that ensure they protect the wearer from inhaling very small particles.

•Discuss one (1) reason why a snug fit all around the edges of the N95 is important.

•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member.

This session focuses on N95, which are a type of respirator commonly used in healthcare. An N95 is a type of respirator that keeps the person wearing it from inhaling very small particles, including droplets that can carry virus. N95s achieve this protection because of the filtering material they’re made of, and because of their snug fit.

Episode 15

Learning objectives:

•Describe at least two (2) reasons why a user seal check is important each time an N95 is used.

•Describe two (2) steps to a user seal check.

•Discuss two (2) possible actions if a leak in the N95 is detected.

•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member.

 

This session describes the “user seal check” that should be performed every time an N95 is used, because it is possible to put on, or “don,” an N95 correctly and still not have a good seal around the edges. A user seal check is important to make sure your N95 is doing its job, every time you use it.