Respirators in Health Care
Considerations for Routine and Surge Use
Committee on the Use of Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care
Linda Hawes Clever, Bonnie M. E. Rogers,
Olivia C. Yost, and Catharyn T. Liverman, Editors
Board on Health Sciences Policy
Health and Medicine Division
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COMMITTEE ON THE USE OF ELASTOMERIC RESPIRATORS IN HEALTH CARE
LINDA HAWES CLEVER (Co-Chair), California Pacific Medical Center
M. E. BONNIE ROGERS (Co-Chair), University of North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education Research Center
GLORIA ADDO-AYENSU, Fairfax County Department of Health
GIO J. BARACCO, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
JIM CHANG, University of Maryland Medical Center
CHRISTOPHER FRIESE, University of Michigan School of Nursing
ROBERT HARRISON, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
SUNDARESAN JAYARAMAN, Georgia Institute of Technology
JAMES S. JOHNSON, JSJ and Associates
BRUCE LIPPY, The Center for Construction Research and Training
ALLISON MCGEER, Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto
ANN-CHRISTINE NYQUIST, University of Colorado School of Medicine
MIKE SCHMOLDT, Argonne National Laboratory
SKIP SKIVINGTON, Kaiser Permanente
PATRICIA STONE, Columbia University School of Nursing
TENER GOODWIN VEENEMA, Johns Hopkins University
CATHARYN T. LIVERMAN, Study Director
OLIVIA C. YOST, Associate Program Officer
KATIE LAWALL, Senior Program Assistant (through July 2018)
JUDY ESTEP, Program Associate (from July 2018)
DANIEL BEARSS, Senior Research Librarian
ANDREW M. POPE, Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy
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We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
MARY T. BESSESEN, University of Colorado Denver
HOWARD J. COHEN, Consultant
BARBARA DEBAUN, Cynosure Health
TRISH PERL-DELISLE, UT Southwestern Medical Center
ROBERT M. ENINGER, Air Force Institute of Technology
RACHAEL JONES, University of Illinois Chicago
WILLIAM H. KOJOLA, AFL-CIO (retired)
SUZET M. MCKINNEY, Illinois Medical District Commission
JEFFREY C. NESBITT, Mayo Clinic
TERRI REBMANN, Saint Louis University
MARK SHIRLEY, Sutter Health
PRITISH K. TOSH, Mayo Clinic
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by ELAINE L. LARSON,
Columbia University, and LINDA A. MCCAULEY, Emory University. They were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.
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