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dc.contributor.authorSingh, R.
dc.contributor.authorSafri, H.S.
dc.contributor.authorSingh, S.
dc.contributor.authorUbhi, B.S.
dc.contributor.authorSingh, G.
dc.contributor.authorAlg, G.S.
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurch
dc.contributor.authorGill, S.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-08T11:18:57Z
dc.date.available2021-01-08T11:18:57Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-03
dc.identifier.citationSingh R, Safri HS, Singh S, Ubhi BS, Singh G, Alg GS, Randhawa G, Gill S (2020) 'Under-mask beard cover (Singh Thattha technique) for donning respirator masks in COVID-19 patient care', Journal of Hospital Infection, 106 (4), pp.782-785.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701
dc.identifier.pmid33022336
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhin.2020.09.034
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/624737
dc.description.abstractTight-fitting filtering facepiece (FFP3) face masks are essential respiratory protective equipment during aerosol-generating procedures in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) environment, and require a fit test to assess mask–face seal competency. Facial hair is considered to be an impediment for achieving a competent seal. We describe an under-mask beard cover called the Singh Thattha technique, which obtained a pass rate of 25/27 (92.6%) by qualitative and 5/5 (100%) by quantitative fit test in full-bearded individuals. Sturdier versions of FFP3 were more effective. For individuals for whom shaving is not possible, the Singh Thattha technique could offer an effective solution to safely don respirator masks.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherW.B. Saunders Ltden_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30459-X/fulltexten_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7532752/en_US
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dc.subjectSingh Thattha techniqueen_US
dc.subjectfacial hairen_US
dc.subjectbearden_US
dc.subjectfit testen_US
dc.subjectFFP3en_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19 pandemicen_US
dc.titleUnder-mask beard cover (Singh Thattha technique) for donning respirator masks in COVID-19 patient careen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSikh Doctors & Dentists Associationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSikh Doctors Associationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBritish Sikh Dental Associationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBritish Sikh Doctors Organisationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Hospital Infectionen_US
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC7532752
dc.date.updated2021-01-08T11:01:28Z
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