AOHP adopts new position on respiratory protection for healthcare workers

The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare has reviewed and adopted a new position statement on respiratory protection for healthcare workers.

In its position statement, AOHP highlighted its ongoing efforts to encourage the implementation of effective respiratory protection programs in hospitals and better training on the proper use of personal protective equipment. The organization also identified respiratory protection as a critical area of competence for occupational health professionals.

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"Building the [respiratory protection] competence of the [occupational health professionals] and front-line [healthcare personnel] will better equip healthcare to be prepared for any airborne illness, whether it is an illness that is well-known or whether it is an emerging airborne infectious disease," according to the statement.

To read the full position statement, click here.

 

 

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