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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 144-147

Negative pressure aerosol containment box: An innovation to reduce COVID-19 infection risk in healthcare workers


1 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, IIT Ropar, Rupnagar, Punjab, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Dr. Vivek Gupta
Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_217_20

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Healthcare workers (HCW's) are at increased risk of corona virus disease (COVID-19) infection during aerosol generating activities. The aerosol box has been used during intubation and extubation to prevent transmission of infection to HCWs. Isolation room with negative pressure has been advocated for COVID-19 patients. The described containment box has been designed to be useful in COVID intensive care unit (ICU) as a multipurpose box which is a cost effective and readily available resource. This innovation combines the containment box with negative pressure generation using central vacuum


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