This publication uses the term "disinfection" of N95 masks to refer to the chemical or physical process that inactivates infectious agents. It should be noted that the various reference publications and documents on the subject consulted by the CERDM use the terms "decontamination," "disinfection," or both terms in alternation. The CERDM has chosen the term "disinfection" to conform to the reprocessing nomenclature that is generally accepted in Canada (CSA Z314.18).
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 (...