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  • Linda Seaman MSN BSN CCRN

Extend the Life of N95 Masks

Updated: Mar 31

The CDC is recommending that N95 masks are to be used for aerosolizing events, such as intubation of a COVID-19 patient. Hand sewn masks are being made to be used over N95s to extend the life cycle of these pressure masks which are greatly limited right now.


My colleagues just started incorporating hand-sewn masks in their daily routine. What are your current practices and are you using hand-made masks? Try making them at home and donating to your local hospital. Check out this link on how to make the covers:

https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/how-donate-hand-sewn-face-masks

https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask




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