SNAP by endoscope-i (safe endoscopy starts with a SNAP)

endoscope-i have developed a simple yet effective engineered solution to ensure safe nasoendoscopy assisted procedures. The 'SNAP' is a one-way valve that can be retrofitted, in seconds, to any surgical mask. endoscope-i CEO, Chris Coulson, explains: “We are all aware...

Coronavirus: leading surgeon calls for 'Covid-free hubs' to treat cancer patients

Professor Michael Griffin said cancer surgeons are facing 'an impossibly difficult question' of whether to operate amid the coronavirus outbreak. CLICK HERE

Meet the Johns Hopkins team developing a 3D-printed device allowing COVID-19 patients to share ventilators

    Amid a shortage of ventilators, the team of engineers and clinicians came together to create an open-source ventilator splitter that hospitals and communities can produce. CLICK HERE

Coronavirus: Ventilator built by Airbus and F1 approved

  Image courtesy of BBC   The first new medical ventilator to treat people with severe symptoms of Covid-19 has been approved in the UK. CLICK HERE

Easter Weekend sees the start of Innovia Face Visor production

Innovia Medical Group has announced that production of its Innovia Face Visor is now underway.

Coronavirus: Raspberry Pi-powered ventilator to be tested in Colombia

  A team in Colombia is to test a ventilator made with a Raspberry Pi computer and easy-to-source parts. CLICK HERE

UPDATED: Modified snorkelling mask for surgery

Rogan Corbridge (Reading, UK) has modified a snorkelling full-face mask to cover the face during surgery. You can attach a filter to the snorkel, so the air you inhale is Covid-free. Look at his video and fill in the survey:...

Crowdfunder page for Covid airway screens surpasses original target in first six hours

Having launched our @crowdfunderuk appeal yesterday, we rapidly surpassed our target - thank you so much to all the donors. Testing of prototypes went well today. After modifications, we'll make more Covid airway screens. - CLICK HERE 

First HN case with respirator

Not heavy, reasonably comfy, claustrophobic, communication difficult; need to be vocal and clear. Allows loupes/ headlights. Protrudes & can desterilise field. Transoral laser microsurgery will be a challenge. - CLICK HERE

ENT UK Synopsis of PPE survey results for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key findings from 258 ENT Surgeons throughout the UK (survey period 23-30 March 2020) which highlight the significant gaps in protection for staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. - PLEASE CLICK ON THE GREEN DOWNLOAD BUTTON

UCL, UCLH and Formula One develop life-saving breathing aids for the NHS

A breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19 patients out of intensive care, adapted by mechanical engineers at UCL and clinicians at UCLH working with Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (Mercedes-AMG HPP), has been approved for use in the NHS. For...

Tribute to Mr Amged El-Hawrani

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of NHS ENT Specialist, Mr Amged El-Hawrani, this week. Mr El-Hawrani, an ENT Consultant at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, passed away in Glenfield Hospital in Leicester on Saturday...

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