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COVID-19: UV-Sterilization For Reuse of N95 Respirators

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Has anyone’s hospital considered testing the effectiveness of UV-light Sterilization for reusing PPE? These machines are sold in various sizes, perhaps if each floor had one we could be sterilizing N95 masks between uses.

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malamud69 has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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We had a discussion in the ED last night about that-again-So far...discussion only. Has been discussed for several weeks. Answers from above seems to be “crickets”

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46 minutes ago, malamud69 said:

We had a discussion in the ED last night about that-again-So far...discussion only. Has been discussed for several weeks. Answers from above seems to be “crickets”

Are you guys at a critical point in regards to inventory?

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malamud69 has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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52 minutes ago, JMUDUUUKES said:

Are you guys at a critical point in regards to inventory?

Not yet, but rationing and certain PPE under lock and key is in full effect. More “r/o covid” last night than anything else. To me the most concerning thing was hearing all the stories from the EMT crews of having to share PPE. Also noticing a slow but I believe building trend of LTC/SNF etc rejecting patients after hospital D/C. That could get ugly really fast

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