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The two primary N95 respirators in our hospital are:

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

Available sizes:

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

3M 1860s are available through Lawson.

Resources:

Donning & Doffing 3M 1860 and 1860S N95 Respirators

3M 1860 N95 Respirator Instructions

3M 1860 Article Information Sheet

3M Website

2.) Moldex/Inovel 1500 series N95 Respirator (Healthcare 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 N95 Respirator Instructions

Moldex Data Sheet

Moldex Website

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for Bitrex & Saccharin

Bitrex Fit Test Solution                                   Bitrex Sensitivity Solution

Saccharin Fit Test Solution                         Saccharin Sensitivity Solution

Instructions for 3M Versaflo TR-300+  Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) -For staff who wear  a beard for religious or medical reasons    

  1. PAPR wearer: complete the PAPR sign out form and leave the form in the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) office. After use, return cleaned PAPR to EH&S office (HSC, Level 1, Room 059).  Record date returned and length of time worn on sign out form.
  2. A fully charged battery pack is installed on the blower unit. The black breathing tube, high efficiency (HE) particulate filter and blower assembly are attached to the belt unit.
  3. Inspect all parts for any visible damage. If damaged, do not use.
  4. Prior to use, verify adequate blower air flow. Turn blower on by pressing blue button on top and placing the base of the airflow indicator on the top of the blower.  If the ball in the indicator rises above the marked minimum flow E line, air flow is okay.  Turn off blower.
  5. Place protective plastic sleeve over black tubing to allow for easier cleaning after use.
  6. Attach appropriate white hood. The larger hood is for a person wearing a beard and head garb, and the smaller hood is for a person wearing a beard only.
  7. There are two blower speeds: low and high air flow. Press blower once for low air flow, twice for higher air flow.  
  8. Buckle belt unit around the waist, adjust belt and don the hood. Tuck cowl of large hood into lab coat or scrubs to reinforce seal.  Blower remain outside of clothes, resting on the small of your back.
  9. The PAPR operates for 6 hours with a fully charged battery; less if the higher air flow is chosen. An audible alarm indicates a low flow alarm.   Replace battery with a charged battery or install a new HE filter; both are available in the EH&S office.
  10.  After use, turn off blower and remove hood. If white hood is damaged  after use, discard the hood only.
  11.  Wearing nitrile gloves, use the hospital approved disinfection wipes to clean the outer surfaces of the PAPR components, and the inside and outside of the hood (if not damaged), prior to returning to EH&S office.

                                                               ***Any questions, contact EH&S at 4-6783***                      

Resourses: For instructional videos on assembly, features and sbenefits and disinfection, scroll down on the website listed below

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/?N=5002385+8709322+8711017+8711405+8720539+8720547+8720780+8753949+3294857497&rt=r3

Versaflow 300+User Instructions Manual

Inspection, Cleaning and Storage Technical Bulletin

Air Flow test Technical Bulletin

Bullard Hooded Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR), Model PA 30 - for staff who wear a beard for religious or medical reasons

1. To PAPR wearer, complete sign out sheet and leave in EH&S office. After use, return PAPR to EH&S Office (HSC, Level 1, Room 059) and note date returned and length of time PAPR worn to sign out sheet.

2. Two battery packs should be fully charged and installed on the blower unit. The white breathing tube, two magenta-colored filters, and blower assembly should be attached to belt unit.

3. Inspect all parts for any visible damage. If damaged, DO NOT use.

4. Prior to use, check blower air flow. Turn blower on (press black button on top). Take the free end of the breathing tube in one hand, hold it upright and place the Airflow Indicator into the end of the tube.   Ball of the indicator should rise completely over the line. Turn off blower.

5. Attach correct hood. Larger hood is for person with beard and head garb. Smaller hood is for person with beard only.

  • Larger hood: Insert tubing into the entry sleeve at the rear of the hood until the tube reaches the black mark (approximately 5 inches). Apply the Nylon clamp over the hood sleeve, securing the breathing tube to the hood.
  • Smaller hood: smaller hood should be attached to a separate breathing tube. Attach tube to blower assembly.

6. Buckle belt unit around the waist and adjust belt, and don the hood. For larger hood, attach Velcro straps under the arms. A lab coat or scrubs should be worn over hood to reinforce seal.

7. Turn on blower; a cool stream of air should be felt inside the hood.

8. If you hear an audible alarm, it is the low battery alarm and the battery should be replaced with charged batteries which are available in the EH&S Office.

9. Any questions, contact EH&S at 4-6783.

Resources:

Bullard PA30 PAPR Instructions

Bullard PA30 PAPR Pre-Operation Checklist 

Bullard PA30 PAPR Technical Data Sheet

Bullard PA30 PAPR User Manual

Bullard Website