PAPR safety Meets the requirements of AS/NZS 1716 “Respiratory protective devices” Battery life of up to 8 hours P3 filters PAPR air filter unit and battery are not waterproof but are spray proof. Do not immerse or spray directly
Indications for use When aerosol generating procedures are performed: –Bronchoscopy –Endotracheal intubation –Suctioning –Autopsy When a good seal cannot be formed with other protective masks –ie a growth of beard or sideburns
Procedure for wearing PAPR Connect the breathing tube to the head top Buckle and adjust the waist belt until comfortable Connect the breathing tube to the outlet of the unit Adjust the head top to fit comfortably on the head Switch on the unit, fit the head top
Procedure for removal Do not remove the head top or turn off the air filter until you have vacated the contaminated area Lift the head top off the head Turn off the air filter unit Unbuckle the waist belt
Personal safety Leave the contaminated area immediately if: –Any part of the system becomes damaged –Airflow into the head top decreases, stops or an alarm sounds –Breathing becomes difficult –Dizziness or other distress occurs –You taste or smell contaminants or irritation occurs
PAPR training Limitations and capabilities of the PAPR Procedure for inspecting the PAPR Donning and removing the PAPR Checking the fit and seal Wearing the PAPR Identification of problems Reporting of problems
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