A COVID box in a simulated test can help protect operating room personnel while intubating or extubating a patient with COVID-19. Mike Ding, a first-year student in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has worked with a large team to bring his idea to the testing stage.

Student idea may box out infection during intubation

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A student’s idea – brought from concept to testing by a host of Western experts – has the potential to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and lead to a safer working environment for health-care professionals.

“Being a first-year Medical student, there are limited things we can do in terms of helping out,” said Mike Ding, a student in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. “I came across one of these barriers in a research paper and it intuitively made sense. If we can put enclosures over a patient, it not only helps prevent infection for physicians, it also helps alleviate a lot of the anxiety health-care workers are feeling.”….

https://news.westernu.ca/2020/06/student-idea-may-box-out-infection-during-intubation/

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