N95 respirators are designed and regulated as single use disposable devices that capture airborne particles from the air on the filter. They are considered single use medical devices because scientific evidence has not yet been submitted to Health Canada to support decontamination and reuse methods. Due to the current shortage of PPE associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of Hospitals within Canada and around the world are assessing ways to safely reprocess and sterilize N95 Respirators. Currently the FDA and Health Canada are evaluating granting Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for such sterilization systems during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This CAMDR webinar will explore what is happening in some jurisdictions in Canada related to reprocessing N95 Respirators within the Health Canada EUA's and provide opportunity for participants to ask panel members questions on this emerging and critical topic.