Home
 
Login  
About Hospital Safety Center  
Career Center  
Contact Us
 
Subscribe  
       Free Resources
Hospital Safety Insider
E-Newsletter

 
Mac's Safety Space  
        News & Analysis
Healthcare Safety Leader  
Environment of Care Leader  
Forms and Checklists Library  

 

 

     
This is an excerpt from a member-only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe.

Duke Health tests method to clean, reuse N95 masks

EMAIL THIS STORY | PRINT THIS STORY | SUBSCRIBE | ARCHIVES

May 23, 2020

By Brian Ward (bward@hcpro.com)

With coronavirus causing a global shortage of N95 masks, researchers at Duke Health this week announced a way to sterilize masks using aerosolized hydrogen peroxide. The gas doesn’t damage the mask material or change its fit, but kills off viruses and germs.

“The ability to reuse the crucial N95 masks will boost the hospitals’ ability to protect frontline health care workers during this time of critical shortages of N95 masks,” said Cameron Wolfe, MD, associate professor of medicine and infectious disease specialist, in a press release.

With coronavirus causing a global shortage of N95 masks, researchers at Duke Health this week announced a way to sterilize masks using aerosolized hydrogen peroxide. The gas doesn’t damage the mask material or change its fit, but kills off viruses and germs.



This is an excerpt from a member-only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe.

Subscribe Now!
Sign up for our free e-newsletter
About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement | Contact Us
Copyright © 2020. Hospital Safety Center.