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Fit Characteristics of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators and the Accuracy of the User Seal Check among Koreans

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 January 2018

Yu Jung Huh
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
Hye Min Jeong
Affiliation:
Office of Infection Control, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
Juhye Lim
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
Ha Yan Park
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
Min Young Kim
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
Hong Sang Oh
Affiliation:
Office of Infection Control, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea.
Kyungmin Huh*
Affiliation:
Office of Infection Control, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea.
*
Address correspondence to Kyungmin Huh, MD, MSc, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea (kyungminhuh.id@gmail.com).

Abstract

Adequate facepiece fit of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) is crucial for optimal protection against airborne pathogens. The quantitative fit test (QNFT) pass rates of the 4 N95 FFR models commonly used in Korea were below 50%. Male sex was identified as a single independent predictive factor for QNFT pass.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:104–107

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Concise Communications
Copyright
© 2018 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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(Present affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea [K.H.].)

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