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Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). Infection Control Unit. PAPR. Use a blower to pass contaminated air through a filter that removes the contaminant and supplies the purified air to the inside of the hood. PAPR. PAPR. PAPR.

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Use a blower to pass contaminated air through a filter that removes the contaminant and supplies the purified air to the inside of the hood.

papr safety
Meets the requirements of AS/NZS 1716 “Respiratory protective devices”

Battery life of up to 8 hours

P3 filters

PAPR air filter unit and battery are not waterproof but are spray proof. Do not immerse or spray directly

PAPR safety
indications for use
When aerosol generating procedures are performed:


Endotracheal intubation



When a good seal cannot be formed with other protective masks

ie a growth of beard or sideburns

Indications for use
procedure for wearing papr
Connect the breathing tube to the head top

Buckle and adjust the waist belt until comfortable

Connect the breathing tube to the outlet of the unit

Adjust the head top to fit comfortably on the head

Switch on the unit, fit the head top

Procedure for wearing PAPR
procedure for removal
Do not remove the head top or turn off the air filter until you have vacated the contaminated area

Lift the head top off the head

Turn off the air filter unit

Unbuckle the waist belt

Procedure for removal
personal safety
Leave the contaminated area immediately if:

Any part of the system becomes damaged

Airflow into the head top decreases, stops or an alarm sounds

Breathing becomes difficult

Dizziness or other distress occurs

You taste or smell contaminants or irritation occurs

Personal safety
papr training
Limitations and capabilities of the PAPR

Procedure for inspecting the PAPR

Donning and removing the PAPR

Checking the fit and seal

Wearing the PAPR

Identification of problems

Reporting of problems

PAPR training