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Table 2 Recommended PPE for Rhinologic Cases

From: CSO (Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery) position paper on rhinologic and skull base surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Case Type Respiratory PPE PPE
Endonasal septoplasty (with no drilling) Surgical mask Eye protection or face shield, surgical gown, gloves
Endoscopic sinus surgery (with no drilling) N95 or surgical mask Eye protection and/or face shield, surgical gown, gloves
Endoscopic sinus surgery (with drilling) N95, P100 respirator, PAPR (optional) Eye protection and/or face shield, surgical gown, gloves
Endoscopic skull base surgery (with drilling) N95, P100 respirator, PAPR (optional) Eye protection and/or face shield, surgical gown, gloves
Intranasal thermal use N95 Eye protection and/or face shield, surgical gown, gloves