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Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers

Respiratory Protection Resources

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    Understanding Respiratory Protection

    We know you have questions related to PPE. We are here to provide guidance on the different types of PPE, understanding proper use and protecting your skin from extended PPE use.

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    Respiratory Protection Product Options

    From disposable and reusable respirators to powered air-purifying respirators, explore the range of respiratory protection options that are available for use in healthcare environments.

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    Fit Testing Support

    Fit testing is a critical part of your respiratory protection program. Click below to learn more about fit testing and resources available to help ensure your team’s safety.

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Respiratory Protection Featured Information

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    Respiratory Protection Product Availability

    We are fully committed to helping fight the spread of COVID-19 by supporting healthcare works around the world. This pandemic is affecting all of us, and we are doing everything we can to support public health–including doubling our global output of N95 respirators and getting them to healthcare providers on the front lines of the pandemic.

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    Respiratory Protection Series

    Join our experts to take a deeper dive into respiratory protection topics to help reduce risks in the fight against COVID-19.

    Part 1: Respiratory protection options and proper technique for donning and doffing
    Part 2: Fraudulent activity, imported respirators, decontamination methods and skin protection
    Part 3: A closer look at FEMA – Imported respirators from Asia
    Part 4: Respirator implementation considerations

FDA Revokes use of non-NIOSH approved respirators

  • On June 30, 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the revocation of the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for non-NIOSH approved respirators from China and other countries outside the US due to multiple factors including the increase in availability of NIOSH approved respirators.  This revocation is effective July 6, 2021, and affects the emergency use authorization of such respirators by healthcare personnel in healthcare settings. We are in the process of reviewing and updating our materials accordingly. Additional information is available on the FDA website.

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Additional 3M programs

As your facility continues to return to work and open accessibility to procedures, 3M is dedicated to providing you with the information needed to help keep people protected at every touchpoint.