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Healthcare and reuse related articles

ISRP have collated and made open access a collection of articles from JISRP related to healthcare respiratory protection and the reuse of filtering facepiece respirators (FRR) that may be relevant to researchers and policy makers.  Suggestions for additional JISRP articles to be listed here can be sent directly to .

In addition to journal articles on current research, JISRP also welcomes reviews of literature relevant to respiratory protection and current issues.  Please follow the instructions to authors guidelines.


pdf Vol. 35 No. 1 2018 pp. 26 - 34 Wizner (open access) (72 KB) Feasibility Assessment of a New Surveillance Tool for Respiratory Protective Devices Used in U.S. Healthcare
pdf Vol. 34 No. 2 2017 pp. 69 - 80 Rottach (open access) (325 KB) Stockpiled N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Polyisoprene Strap Performance
pdf Vol. 34. No. 2. 2017 pp. 95 - 110 Hines (open access) (799 KB) Qualitative Analysis of Origins and Evolution of an Elastomeric Respirator-based Hospital Respiratory Protection Program
pdf Vol. 33 No. 1 2016 pp. 1 - 22 Yarbrough (open access) (245 KB) Respirator Use in a Hospital Setting: establishing Surveillance Metrics
pdf Vol. 32. No. 2. 2015 pp. 50 - 64 Bergman (open access) (156 KB) Fit Assessment of N95 Filtering-Facepiece Respirators in the US CDC and Prevention Strategic National Stockpile
pdf Vol. 32. No. 1. 2015 pp. 14 - 22 Coulliette (open access) (129 KB) MS2 Coliphage as a Surrogate for 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus (pH1N1) in Surface Survival Studies on N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators
pdf Vol. 30. No. 1. 2013 pp. 41 - 52 Neesham-Grenon (open access) (159 KB) BioProtect Tool: a Control Banding Method for Respirator Selection against Bioaerosols
pdf Vol. 28. No. 1. 2011 pp. 48 - 59 Bergman (open access) (180 KB) Impact of Three Cycles of Decontamination Treatments on Filtering Facepiece Respirator Fit
pdf Vol. 27. No. 1. 2010 pp. 16 - 26 Fisher (open access) (94 KB) The Effect of Soil Accumulation on Multiple Decontamination Processing of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Coupons Using Physical Methods
pdf Vol. 27. No. 1. 2010 pp. 52 - 63 Rengasamy (open access) (113 KB) Effects of Organic Solvents on the laboratory filtration performance of N95 and P100 filtering face respirators
pdf Vol. 24. No. 3. and No. 4. 2007 pp. 93 - 107 Viscusi (open access) (220 KB) Effect of Decontamination on the Filtration Efficiency of Two Filtering Facepiece Respirator Models


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