A Statewide Voluntary Movement Addressing the Shortage of Medical Supplies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Martin Krause, Andrew Henderson, Daniel Griner, Olivia S. Rissland, Jeremy Beard, Karsten Bartels

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Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a shortage of personal protective equipment compromised efficient patient care and provider safety. Volunteers from many different backgrounds worked to meet these demands. Additive manufacturing, laser cutting, and alternative supply chains were used to produce, test, and deliver essential equipment for health care workers and first responders. Distributed equipment included ear guards, face shields, and masks. Contingent designs were created for powered air-purifying respirator hoods, filtered air pumps, intubation shields, and N95 masks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1595-1599
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume111
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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