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 N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) (also known as N95 masks) 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.