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.

Emanuel Medical Center’s efforts were featured in the Turlock Journal and on ABC10 news in Sacramento.

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.

Watch the news segment about the Fort Worth COVID containment boxes