Video: Can N95 Masks Be Reused?

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A question I’m asked often is can you reuse a face mask? In normal times, the answer is a resounding no. With a contagious disease, the front of your mask will be contaminated from airborne droplets from infected patients. Having said that, it’s a hard reality that any prolonged epidemic scenario will completely expend your medical supplies.

 The CDC acknowledges this and says you may have options that won’t necessarily put your patient at risk. Surprised? Find out the specifics in Dr. Joe Alton’s latest video.

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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton MD

Dr. Joe Alton

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