[Rational use of respiratory protective equipment: advice for health care professionals in time of COVID-19].Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2020 Apr 08; 164NT
The current COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide shortage of respiratory protective equipment. In order to offer maximum protection against infection for all healthcare workers, we need to optimise our use of the available equipment. This article provides practical advice on which type of mask is indicated in what specific situation, what requirements the mask should meet and how to optimise the local workflow, including the re-use of masks after decontamination.