COVID-19 Ocular and Respiratory Personal Protective Equipment

Recorded:  8/27/2020

Brittany E. Howard, M.D., Chair of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses ocular manifestations of COVID-19, ocular transmission risk and current CDC recommendations for ocular personal protective equipment.  In a separate video, Dr. Howard discusses SARS-CoV2 droplets and how they interact with aerosols in the air; recommendations for respiratory personal protection; and types of respiratory personal protective equipment as well as a cost comparison of those items. 

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Target Audience

Healthcare workers of all specialties who are being impacted by COVID-19, including physicians, research scientists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and anyone with a particular interest in prevention, treatment, and patient care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity you will be able to:
1. Describe the difference between ocular personal protection options
2. Choose the best ocular personal protection for a given scenario
3. Explain the differences between respiratory personal protection options
4. Choose the best respiratory personal protection for a given scenario

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance
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           Ocular Personal Protective Equipment                                                                   Respiratory Personal Protective Equipment

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Brittany E. Howard, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of  Otolaryngology, 
College of Medicine
Chair, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery 
Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Devyani Lal, M.D.
Course Director

Associate Dean, Mayo Clinic School of       
Continuous Professional Development     
Professor of Otolaryngology,
College of Medicine
Chair, Division of Rhinology
Mayo Clinic in Arizona


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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of  0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance


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