The present document analyzes current knowledge about available disinfection options for N95 FFRs and puts into perspective the advantages and limitations of each disinfection process identified. The authorizations that have been issued by Health Canada are also specified. Finally, the recommendations of the CERDM are presented.
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January-13-22COVID-19: Evaluation of Disinfection Options for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in the Context of the Pandemic
January-13-22COVID-19: Collection, Disinfection and Storage Processes for Single-Use N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators
This document is intended for managers and clinical personnel involved in medical device reprocessing (MDR).
Its purpose is to describe the guidelines to be followed for the overall process of collecting, disinfecting and storing single-use N95 FFRs in order to:
- Ensure the safety of personnel.
- Ensure compliance with and implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) measures associated with disinfection activities.
- Ensure compliance with the disinfection procedures for used N95 FFRs as per the manufacturer's instructions for the technologies chosen to perform the disinfection.
- Standardize the process for disinfecting used N95 FFRs.
This document is intended for decision makers, managers and clinical personnel involved in medical device reprocessing (MDR). It presents the technologies approved by Health Canada in the COVID-19 context as well as a promising - although as yet unauthorized - option for disinfecting N95 FFRs.
This questionnaire aims to screen workers before entering their workplace to exclude those who are symptomatic and who have not had contact with a known case of COVID-19 already followed by public health authorities.
The questionnaire is intended to be completed by employees themselves on their workplace (other than health care facilities) to ensure the rapid removal of workers potentially infected with COVID-19 and to prevent its transmission to others in the workplace.
Employees with positive answers in their questionnaires should call 1 877 644 4545 or 811 to receive instructions (alternatively, check www.quebec.ca for local phone numbers). When calling, the person should specify that...
This document examines, from a public health perspective, the regulatory regime governing the production, distribution, use and possession of cannabis for non-medical purposes in Québec. The analysis describes the main characteristics of this regime and examines the main public health issues it raises. Thus, the analysis identifies elements that could inform the legislative review process planned for 2021.