Accession Number:

AD1108660

Title:

Safety Code Blue! Assessing the Use of Blue Surgical Sterilization Wrap for Homemade Respirator Masks During the COVID-19 Crisis

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD WA JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD United States

Report Date:

2020-07-21

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The use of surgical sterilization wrap for respirator masks during the COVID-19 crisis has become a popularized personal protective equipment alternative option due to claims supporting its ability to meet N95 standards. This study sought to assess these claims using standardized filter testing. The tested material failed to meet N95 standards and suggests its use may place medical personnel at increased risk of harm when managingCOVID-19 patients.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE