2009 Cedarville University alumnus Stephen Smith, pictured here, developed his version of the aerosol box to better protect health care workers from the splattering of COVID-19 germs that occurs when intubations bring about forceful coughs from patients.
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The aerosol box displayed on a hospital bed.
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Stephen Smith’s aerosol box displayed on a hospital bed.
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Medical staff can reach through the holes at the front of the aerosol box to perform intubations while being mostly shielded from COVID-19 coughing.
Stay-at-home orders, social distancing and medical masks have limited the exposure of most Americans to the coronavirus. But how do we protect the most exposed of all: health care workers?
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Weinstein, Mark D., "Aerosol Box Protects Health Care Workers From COVID-19" (2020). News Releases. 1111.