PPE Information

N95/P2 respirators are a critical component when managing patients requiring airborne precautions (e.g. patient with measles, varicella, tuberculosis and COVID-19 patients requiring aerosol generating procedures).

Health Support Services along with Health Service Providers have established processes to ensure a range of P2 and N95 masks are available at the time a health care worker needs to wear one.

Whilst WA Hospitals are usually supplied one brand of P2 or N95 respirator (the Essity BSN), the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that the supply of this particular type is less assured.

Regardless of the brand of P2 or N95 the most important aspect in selecting a N95/P2 respirator is the individual fit.