News archive for 2020
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
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
Innovia Medical Group has announced that production of its Innovia Face Visor is now underway.
A team in Colombia is to test a ventilator made with a Raspberry Pi computer and easy-to-source parts. CLICK HERE
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:...
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
In the words of Mr Jean - Pierre Jeannon, 'we will get through this together'. Never better demonstrated than through the life saving team work seen yesterday led by JP and Mr Ricard Simo...CLICK HERE
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
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
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...
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...
Below is a list of useful resources connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated as and when more become available. 7 July - John Beharrell. The Right Way to Start Your Audiology Clinic in the UK. -...