VIDEO: N95 masks protect most against aerosol transmission in the endoscopy suite

VIDEO: N95 masks protect most against aerosol transmission in the endoscopy suite

The endoscopy suite exposes physicians to many breath droplets and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one study at Digestive Diseases Week showed N95 and KN95 masks provide the most protection from inhaling these droplets.“It does look like respiratory masks protect us in a hospital environment, certainly in an endoscopy unit, which is what I was interested in,” David Carr-Locke, MD, of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, told Healio. “It will allow passage of very small particles that can be detected by taste and smell. That doesn’t mean the mask is not working and surgicalRead More

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