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Title : Reuse of PPE
Description : Personal protective equipment (PPE), including surgical masks and N95 respirators, is crucially important to the safety of both patients and medical personnel, particularly in the event of infectious pandemics.we outline a procedure by which N95 and other respirators may be sterilized using ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV-C radiation should be effectively sanitized for reuse after approximately 15-20 minutes per side. Results provide support to healthcare organizations looking for alternative methods to extend their reserves of PPE. It is our hope that with an easily implemented strategy, as we have presented here. This should be tested on a larger scale, and confirmed in a virology laboratory before adoption.
Category : Equipment