California Deploys Emergency Respirators to Fight H1N1 Spread

27 October 2009 (Last Updated October 27th, 2009 18:30)

California is deploying half of the US state's emergency stockpile of N95 respirators to prevent the spread of H1N1 in healthcare settings by protecting patients and medical staff. The California Occupational Health and Safety Administration has released new guidance to the healthcare

California is deploying half of the US state's emergency stockpile of N95 respirators to prevent the spread of H1N1 in healthcare settings by protecting patients and medical staff.

The California Occupational Health and Safety Administration has released new guidance to the healthcare community on the proper use of the respirators.

The state purchased the cache of respirators in 2006 as part of its pandemic planning.