"Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care: Considerations for Routine and Surge Use" available for download

Protecting the health and safety of health care workers is vital to the health of each of us. Preparing for and responding to a future influenza pandemic or to a sustained outbreak of an airborne transmissible disease requires a high-level commitment to respiratory protection for health care workers across the wide range of settings in which they work and the jobs that they perform. Keeping health care workers healthy is an ethical commitment both in terms of addressing the occupational risks faced by health care workers and of providing for the continuity of patient care and services needed to maintain the health of individuals and communities.

A pdf version of the prepublication copy of that report Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care: Considerations for Routine and Surge Use can be downloaded at no cost through the National Academies webpage. 

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