Desperate measures in desperate times : DIY PPE WITH RESPIRATOR (in areas with minimum resources)

Vol 6 | Issue 1 | January-April 2020 | page: 11-12 | Mahanti Venkataramana, Ejjapureddi Sireesha, K. Janaki Babu,
P. Saroj


Author: Mahanti Venkataramana [1], Ejjapureddi Sireesha [1], K. Janaki Babu [1],
P. Saroj [1]

[1] Department of Anaesthesia specialist, Government medical college, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ejjapureddi Sireesha
Government Medical College, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Email: drsiri786@gmail.com


Desperate measures in desperate times : DIY PPE WITH RESPIRATOR
(in areas with minimum resources)


Introduction
COVID 19, is a novel disease in the humans which is terrorising the whole world and blew up to become a pandemic in just a span of few months. The virus because of its rapid spread & infectivity is giving the healthcare system of every country a tough time. In India, though not fully blown yet, it will be very difficult to face the situation because of dire lack in the infrastructure and resources. Not just the ventilators but we may even run out of proper masks and PPE as well. Proper PPE, giving complete protection i.e, including a respirator, is the right of every healthcare worker especially during aerosol generating procedures. But unfortunately neither the technology nor the resources in our country will be adequate to cater to the present rising demand. So, in order to protect ourselves to the best of our ability and with the minimum resources, we have come up with this little innovation.


 

How to Cite this Article: Venkataramana M, Ejjapureddi S, K. Janaki Babu, P. Saroj | Desperate measures in desperate times : DIY PPE WITH RESPIRATOR. | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports | Jan-April 2020; 6(1): 11-12.

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