NIH study validates decontamination of methods for re-use of N95 respirators

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS
Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

N95 respirators can be decontaminated effectively and maintain functional integrity for up to three uses, according to National Institutes of Health scientists. N95 respirators are designed for single-use and are worn by healthcare providers to reduce exposure to airborne infectious agents, including the virus that causes COVID-19.

The study was conducted in a controlled laboratory setting. The results have not yet been posted and the findings are not yet peer-reviewed but are being shared to assist the public health response to COVID-19.

To learn more about the study click on the link: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-validates-decontamination-methods-re-use-n95-respirators