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MIDP students get creative to decontaminate respirator masks

May. 21, 2020—Students from the Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP) within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) have devised a protocol that repurposes hospital blanket warmers to decontaminate N95 respirator masks — a process that could extend the current supply of the disposable masks by allowing them to be reused up to five times.

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VUMC adopts new N95 sterilization method

Apr. 30, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is switching to hydrogen peroxide vapor for sterilization of the white bulbous N95 facemask-respirators used by health care workers to protect against COVID-19.

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VUMC groups unite to sanitize N95 masks with ultraviolet light

Apr. 9, 2020—A group of physicians, nurses and representatives from multiple areas throughout VUMC came up with a process in less than a week to safely and effectively sanitize used N95 respirators.

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