The qualitative evaluation of the limitation of aerosol spread by a transparent intubation box

Keywords: intubation box, COVID-19, personal protective equipment, healthcare workers, SARS-Cov-2

Abstract

During the current coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic personal protective equipment (PPE) and the value of able and healthy healthcare workers (HCWs) has strongly come to the fore. In support of these efforts, as many others have done, the Department of Anaesthesiology at the University of the Free State has developed a prototype transparent intubation box in collaboration with Divine Studios. Canelli et al. effectively demonstrated the protection of HCWs from droplet contamination by the use of a similar intubation box.1  Feldman et al. also showed that despite the current PPE recommendations, HCWs are still contaminated on exposed skin and other areas, thus additional layers of protection may still be warranted.2

The full is available at https://doi.org/10.36303/SAJAA.2020.26.4.2416

Author Biographies

R Swart, University of the Free State

Department of Anaesthesiology, University of the Free State, South Africa

C M Strydom, University of the Free State

Department of Anaesthesiology, University of the Free State, Staff anaesthesiologist

Published
2020-08-31
Section
Letters to the Editor