By Cordell Vail

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEDICAL SUPPLIES
FOR A PANDEMIC


RESPIRATOR INFORMATION


Are there some things that you should know before you choose a respirator?

Source: http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/prevention/ppe/respslct.html



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Respiratory Protection

http://safety.appstate.edu/respiratory-protection



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Respiratory Safety

Click here to see the Power Point Presentation
or here is their web page:
Click Here For Web Page



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All About Respirators

http://respirators.4ursafety.com/sars-info.html



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CDC ADVICE ON RESPIRATORS RELATED TO H1N1 AND  SARS

This site is very comprehensive!
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/respirators



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Yale University on Respirators

http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/prep/worker/protection/respiratory.aspx




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SCape™ CO/CBRN Escape Respirator

This is a pretty new and unique respirator (cost is about $300):

http://store.preppersnetwork.com/ilc-co-cbrn 



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What You Should Know in Deciding Whether to Buy Escape Hoods, Gas Masks, or Other Respirators for Preparedness at Home and Work

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MEDICAL MASK INFORMATION:



What are SURGICAL MASKS?

http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/files/swineflumasksfaq.txt



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Can a Mask Protect You from SARS?

SOURCE:

http://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20030429/can-mask-protect-you-from-sars?page=2

 



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Do Surgical Masks Stop SARS?

By Jon Cohen
SOURCE: www.slate.com/id/2081235/



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Effectiveness

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgical_mask

Simple surgical masks can reduce the spread of bacteria in aerosols. Apart from protecting the wearer from splashes in the mouth with body fluids, they are intended to protect others from the wearer's oral and nasal bacteria. They are not designed to protect the wearer from inhaled particles.

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Other Sources

SOURCE: www.fda.gov/cdrh/ppe/masksrespirators.html

Find all FDA-cleared surgical masks and surgical N95 respirators. The FDA’s website lets you search for medical devices that FDA has cleared or approved, including personal protective equipment.

Search for all FDA-cleared surgical masks

Search for all FDA-cleared surgical N95 respirators

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NOW YOU KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WEARING SURGICAL MASKS IN A PANDEMIC!!!




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Co-op member in put:

Hi, Cordell, interesting stuff, if a little disappointing that they don't protect better from the viruses, but I thought the reason we wanted to have masks in our emergency preparedness stuff was to filter out dust when we need to clear out buildings or digging for people trapped and that sort of stuff. The same reason we want to be sure to have a good pair of work gloves and sturdy shoes handy. Tony always had some masks on hand when we were helping him in his cabinet shop to use when there was lots of sawdust. Funny I wasn't even thinking of protection from viruses!

Thanks!
Susan Call

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MEDICAL MASKS FOR LESS!

I checked at the drug store and masks that are not even the N95's are $6 for 5 masks. Here is a price for some I found on line $10 for 20 - N95 masks WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Word to the wise.... buy them over the internet not at the local stores.....but be sure they are at least N95 masks.






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Last Updated 19 Nov 2016