Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Novel, Inexpensive Portable Respiratory Protection Unit (PRPU) for Healthcare Workers
- Author(s): Sampson, Christopher S.
- Beckett, Adam
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2020.4.47443
Introduction: Given concern for increased aerosolization during intubation of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, we sought to create a portable, inexpensive, and easily constructed device to help protect healthcare workers.
Methods: A respiratory protection unit can be constructed in approximately 30 minutes and for less than 50 United States dollars in materials, using polyvinylchloride pipe and automobile collision wrap.
Conclusion: This device provides possible increased protection during video laryngoscopy and can easily be replicated.