The following guidelines will be followed in allocating PAPRs.
How many PAPRs are being distributed?
- ED units would keep the current stock on the disaster carts
- Each designated unit=10
- Each ICU supplied through Material Distribution based on need
How will supply monitoring of PAPRs occur daily?
- Each facility (house supervisor) will enter count of PAPRs (total in use AND total available at site) daily into SurgeNet each morning for Incident Command to monitor by 7 a.m.
Who will supply PAPRs?
- Materials Management at each local campus site will supply PAPR units.
- PAPRs not in use will be housed in Materials Management.
What do I do if a PAPR unit is broken/not working?
- Broken units are to be reported to Materials Management who will bring a replacement.
- If after hours, the night shift supervisor will get a replacement from Materials Management.
How do I take care of the PAPR units?
- Hoods and hoses are to be retained, not disposed of
- Between uses, hoods and hoses are to be wiped down with purple-top Sani Wipes.
What are my directions for the use of the PAPR units?
Inspection prior to use:
- Helmet/hood, breathing tube, and/or fittings are correct for the pump being used (must be the same manufacturer)
- Airflow is adequate according to flow check
tube or cone.
- If airflow is inadequate, notify Materials Management for replacement filter.
Donning (putting on) the PAPR:
- Fittings and connections are tight, and hose is not leaking
- PAPR is turned on before entering patient room
- Exit patient room then check battery if unit alarms
Doffing (taking off) the PAPR:
- Before exiting patient room (at the doorway), remove all PPE except PAPR
- PAPR is removed after exiting the patient room
- After removing PAPR, wipe all the outer components including hood, hose, and blower unit with purple-top Sani Wipes.
Cleaning and Disinfecting:
- Do not submerge the battery, blower unit/filtration, or hood/helmet in liquid.
- After disinfection and drying, store in clean utility room or designated area