Reprocessing of PPE Garments for re-use by clinical staff – Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide method

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Within the context of PPE shortages during the coronavirus pandemic, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust tested the feasibility of reprocessing used garments.

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Inivos’ process of vaporised hydrogen peroxide (VHP) was applied to laundered garments, to test its effectiveness in decontaminating single-use PPE items for re-use.

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The process achieved satisfactory standards of disinfection, using organisms considered, on current data, to be worst-case surrogates for SARS-CoV-2

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