The Use of Masks for COVID-19: Guidance for Direct Care Workers

Endnotes

1Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in healthcare settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (n.d.). Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://www.who.int/publications-detail/advice-on-the-use-of-masks-the-community-during-home-care-and-in-health-care-settings-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)-outbreak

 

2Truog, R. D., Mitchell, C., & Daley, G. Q. (2020). The Toughest Triage — Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic. New England Journal of Medicine. doi: 10.1056/nejmp2005689

 

3Center for Devices and Radiological Health. (n.d.). N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks (Face Masks). Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/n95-respirators-and-surgical-masks-face-masks

 

4Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment. (2020, March 14). Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html

 

5Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment. (2020, March 14). Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html

 

6Frequently Asked Questions Regarding N95 Respirators. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://lms.learning.hhs.gov/content/prod_content/cninv000000000025775/N95_FAQ_2011.pdf

 

7Infographic – Understanding the Difference, Surgical Mask, N95 Respirator. (n.d.). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/pdfs/UnderstandDifferenceInfographic-508.pdf

 

8Center for Devices and Radiological Health. (n.d.). N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks (Face Masks). Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/n95-respirators-and-surgical-masks-face-masks

 

9Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks: COVID-19. (2020, March 17). Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html

 

10Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings (n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/ppe/PPEslides6-29-04.pdf

 

11Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks: COVID-19. (2020, March 17). Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html

 

12How to Properly Put on and Take off a Disposable Respirator (n.d.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Retrieved March 29, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-133/pdfs/2010-133.pdf

 

13How to Properly Put on and Take off a Disposable Respirator (n.d.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Retrieved March 29, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-133/pdfs/2010-133.pdf


Reference List

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

World Health Organization

  • Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in healthcare settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (2020, March 19). Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://www.who.int/publications-detail/advice-on-the-use-of-masks-in-the-community-during-home-care-and-in-healthcare-settings-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)-outbreak

Journal and News Articles

  • Desai, A. N. (2020, March 4). Medical Masks. Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762694?resultClick=1
  • Feng, S., Shen, C., Xia, N., Song, W., Fan, M., & Cowling, B. J. (2020). Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. doi: 10.1016/s2213-2600(20)30134-x
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