The Use of N95 Respirators for Protection against Droplet Borne Illness: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : June 6, 2017)
Project Status:
Completed
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Summary with Critical Appraisal
Project Number:
RC0886-000

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Question


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness regarding the use of N95 respirators for protection against droplet borne illness?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of N95 respirators for protection against droplet borne illness?


Key Message

One systematic review did not identify any evidence on the effectiveness of N95 respirators regarding protection against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission. Evidence-based guidelines published since 2014 on the effectiveness of N95 respirators were not identified.