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Healthcare Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit & Monograph FY12

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  • To develop a Respiratory Protection Program toolkit and monograph that will be applicable to hospitals across the US and provide new content and resources to better educate healthcare workers and nursing students about proper respirator use (i.e. when to use and how to don/doff)

Healthcare Worker Wearing a Moldex 3100 Respirator

Applicable Standards

  • 29 CFR Part 1910.134

Key Partners

  • CDPH
  • TJC
  • ANA
  • AOHP
  • OSHA
  • AHA


  • Healthcare workers
  • Professional guidance and standards organizations

Project Scope

  • To provide hospitals and schools of nursing with a toolkit of resources and best practices to reinforce: respiratory protection content in schools of nursing, hospitals‘ respiratory protection programs and healthcare workers and students proper use to ensure protection utilizing the findings from REACH I & II contracts, COPPE educational workshop and the AAOHN survey


  • 1QFY13 – Target date to complete national version of toolkit
  • 2QFY13 – Target date for pilot testing toolkit resources
  • 4QFY13 – Target date to disseminate toolkit & monograph
  • 2QFY14 – Targeted translation efforts with key partners


  • Presentations at conferences
  • Standards committee/stakeholder presentations
  • Published manuscript in peer-reviewed journal
  • Toolkit resources posted to web
  • Presentations at CCNE/NLN accreditation organizations


  • Results incorporated into healthcare respiratory protection programs
Page last updated: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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