Reply To: N95 masks

  • Caroline Costello

    Member
    March 6, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Hello,
    We have our patients wear a standard ear loop mask during their recovery period.  We have never used an N95.  
    Caroline Costello

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    Caroline Costello RN, MBA, CPON, BMTCN
    Nursing Clinical Education Coordinator
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    caroline.costello@childrens.harvard.edu
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-05-2020 04:35 PM
    From: Elizabeth Sheldon
    Subject: N95 masks

    ​​Hi everyone,

    In light of the international shortage of PPE, we are reviewing our practice of having BMT patients wear a N95 masks in the hallways in the hospital and while outside of their home/crowded areas during the transplant recovery period.

    Can you please share if you have your BMT patients wear a mask in either of these situations and what type of mask?

    Thank you,
    Liz

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    Elizabeth Sheldon, CPHON,CPNP-PC,PCNS
    San Diego, CA
    United States
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