Coronavirus: treatment method masks are apparently useless – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal2020-04-30
Re-use protection of respiratory masks – Current action recommendation to be unusable
Although the Federal government has ensured that more and more mouth-nose protection masks for protection against the Transmission of the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to be available, however, medical practices, nursing homes and clinics must use, according to certain specifications masks several times, and according to recycle.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) published recommendations for the daily practice. Accordingly, the masks are designed to be heated to 70 degrees Celsius and, thus, decontaminated. An internal paper of the German Federal Institute for drugs and medical devices (BfArM) contradicts this practice. It would not be sufficient to heat the protective masks to 70 degrees.
Federal Institute: method for the Decontamination to be unsuitable
In Germany, Covid accumulate-19-outbreaks in hospitals and nursing homes. And so the fear, of all things, there is infect, where a but actually helped to grow. The recommendation of the Federal government, you can recycle respiratory protection masks, should probably vote positive. But the method was not safe, as internal documents show.
The Federal government had endorsed the recommendations of the RKI and warm masks for re-use to 70 degrees, so that they can be used for further use again.
The Federal Institute for drugs and medical devices (BfArM) is contrary to this method. To decontaminate the former method is unsuitable, the internal paper, not yet publicly available. The ZDF magazine “Frontal 21 reports,” in his last broadcast. The journalists have put the internal paper.
The Federal Institute way, therefore, suggest that at the recommended treatment procedures of the respiratory protection masks, the novel Coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 is not fully going to killed. The procedure is not rich, “to achieve a complete inactivation of infectious virus particles to the incubated masks”, it, according to information from Frontal 21 in the paper.
Based on previous recommendations be noted
So far, the Federal Ministry of health maintains the recommendations, although the BfArM is already on 24. April its opinion, dated, and internally, the Federal health Ministry and made it accessible. Still on 2. April 2020 wrote, however, the BfArM: “decontamination of Once-a-mouth-nose protection masks, for example heat inactivation by dry heat at 65°C-70 °C for 30 minutes recommended, other methods, for example at higher temperatures can be in the case of MNS is possible.” This recommendation is still read on the website of the BfArM.
The magazine addressed a request to the parent of the Federal Ministry of health. On demand, the Ministry is not expressed, however. At the beginning of April, the Federal Ministry of health had issued the recommendations to the controversial procedure. The Decontamination of protective masks to 70 degrees Celsius, will continue to be carried out by hospitals, doctor’s offices and nursing homes to use the protective masks, even after repeated use, so Frontal 21.
Protective masks to 90 degrees over 90 minutes of heating
Far-fetched to the procedure, however, is not. In the internal paper will alternatively, to heat the mask at 90 degrees over 90 minutes. This was recommended as a replacement procedure. However, no studies or test results are available. These are still to be seen.
Some hospitals go their own way
Dr. Andreas fern schläder, hygiene officer, physician, St. Marien-hospital Siegen said in the broadcast that they wanted to avoid a re-use of respiratory protection masks. “We would have to rely in an emergency on the method, which is established in Austria by now, that at 121 degrees the masks in the hot steam sterilized.” (sb)