2Donning Equipment 3 Major pieces Powered Air Purification Respirator HoodLevel C Suit
3PAPR Major Components Belt pack Filters Motor Batteries Filter ConnectionHose ConnectionFiltersThreeEach unit has a belt that is fully adjustable to accommodate all body sizeThe motor is self contained and water resistant, it can be washed in the showerEach unit holds two batteries and each slot for a battery should be filled with a battery or a battery cover.The batteries should last about 6 hours each.There are three filter covers and there should be a filter on each connection. Do not under any circumstances remove the cover and use without a filter in placeThe hose connection has a gray washer. Make sure it is in place before you hook up the air hose.All the filters we use will provide protection against most if not all the chemicals we may be exposed to.
4HAZMAT Operations for EMS PAPR Back packOn/Off buttonHose ConnectionHAZMAT Operations for EMS
5HAZMAT Operations for EMS Filter AttachmentFilter ConnectionsHAZMAT Operations for EMS
6PAPR Hose Connection Cover Filter Cover Put each cover on the appropriate area on the PAPR. There are 3 covers to cover the filter threads. There is a single cap to cover the hose connection site.
7Hood and Hose Connection Hose ClampHoodHoseEach hood is a double layer hood. It should be one of the last things put on , and do not put it on until the PAPR is hooked up and running otherwise you will get very hot and sweaty.Do not tuck it into the suit
8HoodThe end of the hose should extend in at least a hand width from the end of each tube. Secure it in place with the clamp.
9Suit Components Level C Tyvek type suit Gloves 2 pairs Butyl rubber outer glovesVinyl inner glovesButyl Rubber BootsChemically impervious Tape to sealBootsGlovesZippers
10General Donning Procedure Suit: Pull it halfway up and then sitBoots: Inner boots are part of the suitOuter boots placed over inner bootsTape both bootsPut on inner gloves on and then pull suit up and zipPut on outer gloves and then tape sleevesDon PAPR
11HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff Donning SuitPut suit on and pull up to your waistHAZMAT Operations for ED Staff
12HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff Donning SuitOnce the suit is pulled up to the waist the wearer can sit down and get assistance putting on the outer suits.HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff
13HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff Donning SuitPlace the outer boot on both feetHAZMAT Operations for ED Staff
14Taping Outer Glove to Sleeve The outer glove should be placed over the sleeve and taped
15Donning the HoodOnce the suit is completely taped the PAPR should be turned on and the hood placed on. The use of the head gear is optional.
16Donning the HoodMake sure the hood is in place over the back so water will cascade down
18Decontaminate Yourself After you have decontaminated the patients you must decontaminate yourself by taking a quick shower with your full level ensemble on.
19Showering after decontamination After completing decontamination each member must shower to remove any contamination. The PAPR’s are water proof so they can get wet. Reach up and grab the handle and rinse off.
20Doffing the SuitOnce the PAPR is removed Pull the tape covering the front zipper
21HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff Doffing the SuitFirst unbuckle the strap and hold the PAPR in one hand and then remove the hoodHAZMAT Operations for ED Staff
22Doffing the SuitRemove the tape from the front zipper, keep the outer gloves on
24Doffing the SuitPlace the tape in the appropriate bucket
25Doffing the SuitOnce the tape covering the front zipper is removed, remove the tape from the outer boots.
26Doffing the SuitPull one outer glove off . Once the glove is off take your hand under the other outer glove and remove it without touching the outer surface.
27Doffing the SuitPull outer tape off before taking your outer gloves off
28Doffing the SuitOnce the tape and the outer gloves are off reach inside to pull the zipper apart.Make sure you do not touch the outsideOpen the zipper
29Doffing the SuitTake your clean inner glove and slide it under the outer glove and remove it taking care not to touch the outer glove.
30Doffing the SuitContinue to pull the zipper apart until it is off
31HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff Doffing the SuitHAZMAT Operations for ED Staff
32Doffing the Suit Reach into the suit and pull the arm out Do not turn the suit inside out as you will contaminate your arm
33Doffing the SuitPull your arm out using your other arm to help release the arm.
34HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff Doffing the SuitTake care no to touch the outside of the suitHAZMAT Operations for ED Staff
35HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff Doffing the SuitOnce the suit is down then sit down and remove the outer boot by slipping your gloved hand into the inside of the boot and push it downHAZMAT Operations for ED Staff
36HAZMAT Operations for ED Staff Doffing the SuitStep out of the suit and pick it up from the insidePlace it in the appropriate bucketHAZMAT Operations for ED Staff