COVID-19 global pandemic planning: Decontamination and reuse processes for N95 respirators

Douglas J Perkins, Steven Villescas, Terry H Wu, Timothy Muller, Steven Bradfute, Ivy Hurwitz, Qiuying Cheng, Hannah Wilcox, Myissa Weiss, Chris Bartlett, Jens Langsjoen, Phil Seidenberg
2020 Experimental biology and medicine  
There is a critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) around the globe. This article describes the safe collection, storage, and decontamination of N95 respirators using hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV). This article is unique because it describes the HPV process in an operating room, and is therefore, a deployable method for many healthcare settings. Results presented here offer creative solutions to the current PPE shortage.
doi:10.1177/1535370220925768 pmid:32397762 pmcid:PMC7235442 fatcat:7iqxzbaylzdy7cyyu7dzexnuum