During an influenza pandemic, healthcare workers will be on the front lines delivering care to patients and preventing further spread of the disease. As the nation prepares for pandemic influenza, multiple avenues for protecting the health of the public are being carefully considered, ranging from rapid development of appropriate vaccines to quarantine plans should the need arise for their implementation. One vital aspect of pandemic influenza planning is the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)—the respirators, gowns, gloves, face shields, eye protection, and other equipment that will be used by healthcare workers and others in their day-to-day patient care responsibilities.
Institute of Medicine. 2008. Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11980.
|2 Understanding the Risk of Influenza to Healthcare Workers||47-76|
|3 Designing and Engineering Effective PPE||77-112|
|4 Using PPE: Individual and Institutional Issues||113-146|
|5 Certifying and Regulating Healthcare PPE: Defining an Integrated System||147-168|
|6 Moving Forward with Urgency||169-172|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||173-178|
|Appendix B: Acronyms||179-180|
|Appendix C: PPE-Related Standards and Regulations||181-182|
|Appendix D: Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace and Board on Health Sciences Policy||183-184|
|Appendix E: Committee and Staff Biographies||185-192|
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