In this clip from Episode 10 of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie, infection control and prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, provides new information about N95 respirator decontamination. The FDA and NIOSH have approved Battelle, an Ohio-based company, to provide decontamination services for N95 respirator masks at no charge to healthcare providers. This now extends to dental and orthodontic practices. The company has a contract with the federal government that makes the decontamination services free of charge to healthcare providers. Dorst also talks about the requirements for decontamination—including why masks worn by staff wearing makeup, lotions, or sunscreen could be an issue. OP

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