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Masks Articles

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Breathing Life into Risk

Risk can have a serious impact. Like breathing, good risk management is crucial to the survival of an organisation and its people. Andrew Sharman looks at risk perception from a new angle, drawing parallels with classic approaches to respiratory protection.

RPE or RIP

The world is full of airborne contaminants. The human body comes factory-fitted with its own basic respiratory protection - we trap and clear dust and fibres in a matter of hours from our lungs.

From the Neck Up

Reducing Respiratory Disease

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Constructing Clean Air

Heading For Safe Ground

How to Keep Your Head

Breathe Safe

As framed by the 2003 outbreak of SARS in France, Drs Marie Laure Joly-Guillou and Maurice Tanguy look at the development and importance of respiratory protective equipment.

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Surgical Drapes and Gowns

Nosocomial infections, that is infections acquired in the hospital or in a healthcare facility, constitute a major problem in public health. These infections are among the ten leading causes of death in industrialised countries.

Surgical Mask Performance

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has estimated that, on average, healthcare associated infections occur in one hospitalised patient in 20; that is to say 4.1 million patients a year in the European Union, and that 37,000 deaths are caused every year as a result of such infections.

Masks In Medicine

Infection control - protecting medical workers from airborne particles Concerns about protecting hospital staff and patients alike in the context of a pandemic have prompted much debate about the proper safety provisions.

Masks

In this edition we run the first of a two part article in which Dr Gadi Borkow shares cutting edged research exploring the antibacterial qualities of copper - specifically in the context of medical face masks.

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Masks (2012)

A novel anti-influenza copper oxide containing respiratory face mask In this edition we run the second part of an article in which Dr Gadi Borkow shares cutting edged research exploring the antibacterial qualities of copper – specifically in the context of medical face masks.

The Mask Or Respirator Choice

Thousands of healthcare workers (HCWs) use surgical masks/respirators every day for multiple reasons, but do they understand how they are being protected? To minimise exposure to airborne bacteria and viruses, healthcare settings use isolation rooms, negative pressure ventilation, HEPA air filtration and disinfection.

 

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