Fisher, E. and Shaffer, R. (2014). Commentary Considerations for Recommending Extended Use and Limited Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Health Care Settings. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 11(8):D115-D128.
This article reviews scientific findings on the extended use or reuse of filtering facepiece respirators in healthcare settings. The authors discuss considerations for routine events versus during public health emergencies. The authors express a preference for extended use over reuse and suggest that future recommendations consider new cautions and limitations.