4 min read203 views and 46 shares Posted April 15, 2020
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Snitz Creek Cabinet Shop at 2020 Cornwall Road has modified some of their woodworking equipment to create hard plastic boxes that will protect healthcare workers as they intubate or extubate patients.
The intubation shield or box is relatively new, and is used to protect doctors or paramedics as they introduce breathing tubes into patients unable to breathe on their own, as part of the procedure performed when connecting patients to ventilators.
As the medical personnel lean in closely to do the job, they are inundated with respiratory emissions of the sick, increasing their own chances of contracting the airborne disease.
Masks and plastic face…