The super-protect box- An armour during dealing with Covid -19 patients

Authors : Sanjith Saseedharan, Rohit Kuril, Vaijayanti K, Roopa Karanam

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijca.2020.132

Volume : 7

Issue : 4

Year : 2020

Page No : 722-723

As of 1st may more than 4.1 million cases have been reported in the pandemic starting from Wuhan in China and spreading across 202 countries worldwide. The mortality of the disease has remained around 1 to 7% as per various studies around the world. Covid 19 primarily involves the respiratory tract and may lead to severe acute respiratory illness in patients who are elderly with co morbidities. Many patients require airway management which includes intubation, suctioning, nebulisation, at times bronchoscopy and tracheostomy. This may expose the healthcare workers to aerosols generated during the procedure. Various techniques invloved in mitigating this have been published in recent literature. The authors of this article institute have indigeniously constructed a device to ensure safety during aerosol generating procedures called the super protect box the setails of which are mentioned in the main article.

Keywords: Covid 19, Superprotect box, Intubation.

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