Powered Air Purifying Respirators for Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Communicable Disease: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost - Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : July 21, 2015)
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RB0889-000

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  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of powered air purifying respirators used by healthcare workers when providing care for patients with suspected or confirmed communicable disease?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of powered air purifying respirators used by healthcare workers when providing care for patients with suspected or confirmed communicable disease?

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of powered air purifying respirators used by healthcare workers when providing care for patients with suspected or confirmed communicable disease?


Key Message

One economic evaluation and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding powered air purifying respirators used by healthcare workers when providing care for patients with suspected or confirmed communicable disease.