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Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
PPE110201 RR
Question Submitted
November 2, 2020
Date Completed
November 20, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Personal Protective Equipment
Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
PPE110201 RR
Question Submitted
November 2, 2020
Date Completed
November 20, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Personal Protective Equipment
Key Findings
N95 respirators that have been reprocessed demonstrate acceptable fit and filtration performance under laboratory conditions
Increased use over time both in terms of length of wear and number of donning/doffings increases the likelihood of fit failure
Reprocessing masks does not render them to ‘new’ condition
Category
Infection Prevention and Control
Subject
Face Masks
Health Personnel
Population
Other
Clinical Setting
Other
all clinical (and non) settings
Priority Level
Level 4 Three weeks (21 days)
Cite As
Badea, A; Groot, G; Dalidowicz, M; Miller, L. What is the evidence to support the reprocessing and re-use of N95 respirators by healthcare workers? 2020 Nov 20; Document no.: PPE110201 RR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 19 p. (CEST rapid review report)
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