Official Title
Medical Masks Versus N95 Respirators to Prevent 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Healthcare Workers: A Randomized Trial
Brief Summary

A randomized controlled trial in which nurses will be randomized to either medical masks or N95 respirators when providing care to patients with COVID-19.

Detailed Description

A randomized controlled trial in which nurses will be randomized to either medical masks or

N95 respirators when providing medical care to patients with COVID-19. This Canadian

multi-centre randomized controlled trial will assess whether medical masks are non-inferior

to N95 respirators when nurses provide care involving non-aerosol generating procedures.

Nurses will be randomized to either use of a medical mask or to a fit-tested N95 respirator

when providing care for patients with febrile respiratory illness. The primary outcome is

laboratory confirmed COVID-19 among nurse participants.

Recruiting
Coronavirus
N95
Medical Mask

Device: Medical Mask
Medical Mask (known also as Surgical Mask)
Medical Mask

Device: N95 respirator
N95 respirator
N95 respirator

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Nurses who work > 37 hours per week in medical, emergency, pediatric units

Exclusion Criteria: - Nurses with one or more comorbidities - Nurses who cannot pass an N95 respirator fit-test

Eligibility Gender
All
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years
Countries
Canada
Israel
Contacts

Mark Loeb, MD
9053340010
loebm@mcmaster.ca

Mark B Loeb
Principal Investigator
McMaster University

McMaster University
University of Alberta
NCT Number
MeSH Terms
Coronavirus Infections