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Strengthen Health Care Capacities

How might we enhance the protective equipment, care setting and tools used in the field to empower and protect healthcare workers?

How might we enhance the protective equipment, care setting and tools used in the field to empower and protect healthcare workers? What organizations or techniques already exist that might be useful in addressing this challenge? Let's think of ways to maximize health care, keeping in mind:
 
  • Protective equipment (PPE): How might we develop, test, and scale entirely novel or modifications to current protective equipment to address heat stress, effectiveness, rapid donning and removal, and comfort (size, weight, etc.) for healthcare workers? For more information on PPE, please click here.
     
  • Care setting: How might we develop approaches to enhance the care environment physically and procedurally? How might we address issues relating to heat stress, comfort and healthcare worker and patient safety?
     
  • Healthcare worker tools: How might we rapidly develop and scale tools that improve the delivery of care to patients (e.g. rapid diagnostics or more efficient ways of moving samples and communicating results back to health care workers quickly)?

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The HCPs are dealing with new territory regarding the care of Ebola patients and also the necessary and required protection for themselves.  They are being given updated rules, regulations and requirements constantly, as we adjust fire and learn from

The HCPs are dealing with new territory regarding the care of Ebola patients and also the necessary and required protection for themselves. They are being given updated rules, regulations and requirements constantly, as we adjust fire and learn from

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Suggest training include simulated scenarios that would allow Healthcare workers to see possible contamination of Ebola fluids with the use of colored fluids and UV/Black light.  Recommend 2 phases of training which use simulated body fluids.

Suggest training include simulated scenarios that would allow Healthcare workers to see possible contamination of Ebola fluids with the use of colored fluids and UV/Black light. Recommend 2 phases of training which use simulated body fluids.

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Health personnel, entering the suit through the door made ​​of transparent material. Gloves and boots standing, the door is sealed. The door contains an "opener" that is used to exit the "cocoon". 
With contaminated suit, you enter the "cocoon" whic
Health personnel, entering the suit through the door made ​​of transparent material. Gloves and boots standing, the door is sealed. The door contains an "opener" that is used to exit the "cocoon". With contaminated suit, you enter the "cocoon" whic

Health personnel, entering the suit through the door made ​​of transparent material. Gloves and boots standing, the door is sealed. The door contains an "opener" that is used to exit the "cocoon". With contaminated suit, you enter the "cocoon" whic

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Create a children’s book on Ebola with Curious George learning about Ebola and Heroic Healthcare professionals who are helping patients.   Curious George’s friends would include Dr. Kent Brantly, Nurse Nina Pham, Nurse Nina's dog - Mr. Bentley, Nurse

Create a children’s book on Ebola with Curious George learning about Ebola and Heroic Healthcare professionals who are helping patients. Curious George’s friends would include Dr. Kent Brantly, Nurse Nina Pham, Nurse Nina's dog - Mr. Bentley, Nurse

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#19 Military Make-shift PPE
U.S. Military Service Members create a make-shift PPE suit by using their gas mask with hood, Wet Weather Top and Bottom and either rubber or leather gloves to provide fluid-proof protection, if an emergency situation. Th

#19 Military Make-shift PPE U.S. Military Service Members create a make-shift PPE suit by using their gas mask with hood, Wet Weather Top and Bottom and either rubber or leather gloves to provide fluid-proof protection, if an emergency situation. Th

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Suggestions and Ideas for:
1.)  PPE
2.)  Care settings
3.)  Training
4.)  Community, Culture and Communication Suggestions:
5.)  Children's book on Ebola with Curious George

Suggestions and Ideas for: 1.) PPE 2.) Care settings 3.) Training 4.) Community, Culture and Communication Suggestions: 5.) Children's book on Ebola with Curious George

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The PROCOOL Co2 System weighs just three pounds. This system requires no ice no water no refrigeration... Just Co2 that is readily available through worldwide distribution such as AirGas etc. The tanks and all components can be decontaminated in the

The PROCOOL Co2 System weighs just three pounds. This system requires no ice no water no refrigeration... Just Co2 that is readily available through worldwide distribution such as AirGas etc. The tanks and all components can be decontaminated in the

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Opening taps with his feet. 

I watched the videos on the removal of PPE people need to use the water several times and have to open the tap with gloves that have been exposed to the virus and then at the end of the process, they open the faucet wi

Opening taps with his feet. I watched the videos on the removal of PPE people need to use the water several times and have to open the tap with gloves that have been exposed to the virus and then at the end of the process, they open the faucet wi

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