What precautions can I take while using high velocity therapy?

Use a type-1 surgical mask covering the patient’s nose and mouth to reduce dispersal.

Although the infection risk from high velocity therapy is low, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend precautions be taken when treating patients on aerosol generating treatments, including PPE. WHO also suggests close monitoring of patients to evaluate any need for escalation.

Their recommendations include that healthcare workers wear particulate respirator (N-95, FFP or equivalent), protective glasses, gown and gloves, as well as the use of an Airborne Infection Isolation Room (AIIR) or Negative Pressure room.

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