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Expert Perspectives on UV as a Tool for N95 Decontamination Webinar

Thursday, May 14

Watch Video: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/3fVQJOmv0HFOYJ3gq37bXfI6L4j_X6a82yFL-voIyiS0bt_9kOHu1ugQq7j6M2M

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Responses to Questions Received to the IUVA Webinar “Expert Perspectives on UV as a Tool for N95 Decontamination”
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Troy Cowan, IUVA HAI Group Leader

COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 basics
John M. Boyce, MD, Yale University School of Medicine (ret.)

Basics of N95 Masks
Barry Hunt, Prescientx

Thoughts on CDC N95 Disinfection Guidelines
Ernest R. Blatchley III, Ph.D, Purdue University

Overview of ECRI efficacy testing guidelines
Mairead Smith, ECRI Institute

Panel Discussion

  • Sam Guzman, American Ultraviolet
  • Rich Simons, AquiSense Technology
  • Richard Martinello, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Matthew Hardwick, ResInnova Laboratories

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Presentations, posters,and other information from the NIST/IUVA Supporting Global Action to Reduce the Transmission Of COVID-19 (CIE) FREE Update to CDC guidance on "Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators" which highlights UV as a strong contender for disinfecting N95s. Disinfection of N95 Respirators: UV Light May Be Considered For Limited Reuse Situations IES Committee Report: Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) – Frequently Asked Questions
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