Title: N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Process for Decontamination and Reuse

The ongoing pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 resulting in COVID-19 has severely stressed the worldwide healthcare system and has created dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) including N95 filtering facepiece respirators (N95 FFRs). In an effort to extend the stockpile of N95 FFRs at our institution and reduce risks associated with reuse of untreated, contaminated N95 FFRs, we developed a surface decontamination procedure involving the delivery of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to used N95 FFRs.

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  • University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Respirator

  • Air Filtration

  • Decontamination

  • Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)

  • Use and Reuse


  • Coronavirus






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