University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview roll out protective device for healthcare professionals during COVID-19

Via the University of Minnesota

“The University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview have developed a protection device to minimize exposure to health care providers in clinical settings.”

“Health care workers — including respiratory therapists, doctors and nurses — participate in procedures where airborne transmission from the patient is possible. This is why health care personnel wear PPE masks, gowns, face shields and other protective gear.”

“The respiratory protective box prevents transfer of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by limiting the potential for droplets emitted during coughing and sneezing to be transmitted from a patient with COVID-19. This was accomplished by having plastic barriers with armholes between the workers and patient. Thus, see-through box functions as a collection barrier to collect these droplets away from health care workers.”

Learn more about the U’s innovative new way to keep frontline workers safe

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