Premier Anesthesia medical directors lead in helping to develop COVID-19 containment boxes
Across the country, we are seeing medical professionals step up in incredible ways to keep their patients, coworkers and themselves safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dr. Phillip Cusano, Anesthesia Medical Director at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, Calif., worked with a local company, Paul’s Glass Co., to create a plexiglass box to cover COVID-19 patients or patients under investigation for COVID-19. The clear boxes are open on one end and provide a barrier for the clinician while giving them space to use their hands for intubation.
In Decatur, Texas, Dr. Carole-Anne Bouldin, Anesthesia Medical Director at Wise Health System, worked with REACH Wireline, LLC. to develop a similar acrylic box for their emergency and surgery departments. The boxes have helped to protect providers during any aerosolizing procedures.