2022 Spring GAPNA Newsletter Volume 41 Number 1

New Resource Helps Nursing Home Staff Fit Respirators

Respirators, including N95s and elastomeric respirators, help protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 and other airborne viruses.

Making sure these respirators fit the face properly is essential to maximizing their effectiveness.

A new AHRQ guide defines respirator fit testing and explains why it’s important, how it works, and how often nursing home staff members should get a respirator fit test.

Access more resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes.