National Nurses United PPE Decontamination Statements and Materials
Beginning in March 2020, many hospitals and other healthcare employers have turned to decontaminating single-use N95 respirators to be reused multiple times, given reports of PPE shortages. Several states have now begun reopening but have not taken substantial action to increase PPE production. Instead, states and employers are relying on potentially dangerous decontamination methods. NNU has evaluated the available evidence on decontamination methods and determined NO METHOD IS BOTH SAFE AND EFFECTIVE. Please click on the following links to find out more about these unsafe and unproven methods.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) and National Nurses United (NNU) have renewed their calls for an immediate halt to COVID-19 mask decontamination processes because the testing of decontaminated masks fails to meet established scientific standards.
National Nurses United today rebuked new federal guidance encouraging hospitals and other health systems to allow multiple reuses and/or decontamination of N95 respiratory masks that nurses say will put thousands of health care workers at grave risk.
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