The HALYARD Education Podcast Series
Expanding their credentials as the leader in Infection Prevention and supplier of quality PPE, O&M Halyard has developed a series of 4 podcasts, designed to provide a new level of education for O&M Halyard customers.
In each podcast, O&M Halyard’s Marketing team - Tai Bouvieir and Lisa Mckee interview healthcare experts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare industry.
Each episode has a different focus, as it explores the unprecedented demand for PPE and cover issues of supply, quality, and cost.
The cast of experts answer the big questions:
- Why has the price of PPE risen?
- What’s the difference between a KN95 vs. N95 Mask?
- Why are healthcare workers getting infected whilst wearing PPE?
As a leader in this pandemic environment, O&M Halyard would like to share these podcasts with you.
The HALYARD Education Podcast Series
Episode 1: The Role of Gloves in a Pandemic
COVID-19 has fueled an unprecedented demand for PPE. This episode looks closely at supply, quality, and cost of gloves.
Host Lisa McKee, Marketing Director for Asia Pacific at O&M Halyard, talks to Greg Metcalf, Global Director for Gloves and Apparel at O&M Halyard, and Tai Bouvieir, Marketing Manager for PPE Asia-Pacific at O&M Halyard.
Episode 2: The Role of Face Masks in a Pandemic
In this episode, Eric Steindorf, Mask Research and Development Lead at O&M Halyard joins Lisa McKee and Tai Bouvieir to examine the role of masks in a pandemic and debunk some common mask myths.
Episode 3: The Role of PPE in a Pandemic
In this episode, Lisa McKee and Tai Bouvieir welcome Dr. Laurent Dreyfuss to look at PPE used in a pandemic. With global supply shortages, hospitals are faced with the need to know whether certain protective equipment that is available, is actually suitable.
Episode 4: Protecting Healthcare Workers during a Pandemic
In this episode, we look at protecting healthcare workers in a COVID-19 environment. What kind of PPE do healthcare workers have access to and what needs to change to reduce transmission?
Lisa McKee and Tai Bouvieir are joined by epidemiologist, Professor Marylouise McLaws, and Infection Prevention expert Dr Cath Murphy.
FAQs - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
What is a respirator?
A respirator is a personal protective device that is worn on the face or head and covers at least the nose and mouth.
Respirators, including those intended for use in healthcare settings, are certified by the CDC/NIOSH and should be fit tested prior to use.
How does an N95 respirator work?
An N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) is a type of respirator which removes particles from the air that are breathed through it.
These respirators filter out at least 95% of very small (0.3 micron) particles, including bacteria and viruses.
Can you reuse a HALYARD* N95 respirator?
No. HALYARD* N95 respirators are labelled as single use. The respirators are designed to be disposable and should be removed and discarded after exiting the patient’s room or care area and closing the door.
We are aware that the CDC has published a guidance document that recommends practices for extended use and limited reuse of NIOSH-certified N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”).
The recommendations are intended for use by professionals who manage respiratory protection programs in healthcare institutions to protect health care workers from job-related risks of exposure to infectious respiratory illnesses.
Can you clean a HALYARD* N95 Respirator?
No. HALYARD* N95 Respirators are labelled as single use. The respirators are designed to be disposable and not to be reprocessed (cleaned, disinfected/sterilized).
Due to the shortage of PPE like facial protection, can any other O&M Halyard products be used to make facial protection?
No. O&M Halyard only recommends using our products as described by the label as we only have data to support the indications for use for what is described on the label. O&M Halyard does not have any data to support the safety of products used off-label or for product that has been modified.
Do HALYARD* N95 respirators contain cellulose?
No, HALYARD* N95 respirators do not contain cellulose. If your question is related to re-use or cleaning of N95 respirators, our N95s are not designed to be re-used or cleaned.
Can I Use Halyard Sterilization Wrap for DIY Masks?
We have seen reports that healthcare workers and consumers are producing homemade masks due to the PPE shortage. Some reports indicate they are using O&M Halyard proprietary products (e.g. H600 Sterilization Wrap) to make face masks which is an off-label use of the product.
O&M Halyard cannot recommend the use of any of our products off-label nor can we facilitate the purchase of products for off-label use.
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