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This document serves as a guide to support implementation of elastomeric respirator based respiratory protection programs in healthcare settings.

Based on best practices employed in hospital and ambulatory practices at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the guide includes background evidence, logistics on fit-testing, distribution and decontamination, and a summary of cost estimates associated with this form of respiratory protection.

The guide includes tools to help other programs set up their own programs, like:

  • Information sheets
  • Checklists
  • Training tools
  • Photos

Read the Implementation Guide to Support Use of Elastomeric Half Mask Respirators in Healthcare.