PAPR Hood Conservation

There is a delay in our new manufacturer’s distribution of PAPR hoods.  To conserve our PPE PAPR hoods we will be cleaning the hoods between providers as detailed below.  

  • Units will be supplied with one (1) hood per PAPR blower. 
  • Inspect hoods prior to use for erosion or tears. 
  • Clean PAPR hoods with hospital-approved disinfectant prior to donning. 
  • After doffing, inspect and clean with hospital-approved disinfectant.  
  • Allow hood to air-dry upright before storing PAPR hood in supply room.  

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your manager or infection preventionist.  

November 13, 2020