Procedural masks are traditionally characterized by an ear loop attachment, and are a lightweight and comfortable type of mask that is meant to protect the user from large droplets and protect the environment and other nearby persons from the wearer’s contaminants. They are not designed to pass a fit test. It has gaps around the edges that allow many small particles to enter the respiratory system of the wearer.
Personal protective equipment. This includes eye protection, masks and respirators, gowns, coveralls, gloves, and other equipment that protects healthcare workers from infection.
A PAPR is a battery-powered blower that provides positive airflow through a filter, cartridge, or canister to a hood or face piece