New clinical support tool helps Irish hospitals optimise and scale acute respiratory care for COVID-19 patients

ACORRD, a web-based application, helps support healthcare professionals with triage, monitoring, and treatment of patients in-hospital, as the coronavirus pandemic continues Tool provides clinicians drafted from other departments with the decision and critical knowledge support required to bolster respiratory care teams The solution – a CE marked, class I medical device – goes from concept […]

Ford, 3M Gear Up to Produce Air-Purifying Respirators

Via Twin Cities Business Magazine “Ford will be able to assemble 100,000 or more PAPRs at its facility in Flat Rock, Michigan. The new design has a hood, face shield, and a high-efficiency filtration system, providing protection and comfort for front-line healthcare workers.” “’We knew that to play our part helping combat coronavirus, we had […]

3M could double respirator production with help from Cummins factory

Via Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal “Using a 3M design, employees in Cummin’s facility in Neillsville, Wis., will use equipment made for producing diesel engine filters to make the PAPR filters. After assembly and testing, the filters will be sent to 3M’s PAPR manufacturing plant in Valley, Neb.” “Cummins is expecting to start production of the […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA and CDC Take Action to Increase Access to Respirators, Including N95s, for Health Care Personnel

Today, in a joint effort, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took action to make more respirators, including certain N95s, available to health care personnel. Currently, the majority of respirators on the market are indicated for use in industrial settings. Today’s action allows certain National Institute for Occupational Safety […]

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