NEWS UPDATE: Nebraska Medicine Pioneering Unique Method to Reuse Personal Protective Equipment
Ultraviolet Light Machines Being Used for Decontamination
April 1, 2020
Omaha – In light of the national shortage of one-use personal protective equipment (PPE), Nebraska Medicine has developed a safe and effective method to decontaminate these items so they can be used multiple times, instead of just once. A team led by John Lowe, PhD, UNMC assistant vice chancellor for inter-professional health security training and education, is using ultraviolet light towers to irradiate high numbers of masks, which were originally designed to only be used once. The strategy will allow Nebraska Medicine to greatly extend its supply of these items during the coronavirus pa...