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COOLING VESTS for Health Care Workers treating Ebola in West Africa

Current Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) PERFORMANCE DATA Normal Work Duration: 40 mins Decontamination Time: 20 mins Rest, Hydration and Heat Stress Rehab: 60 - 80 mins PPE Don/Doff Cycles per shift: 4 TOTAL HEALTH CARE DELIVERY DURATIONPER 8 HOUR SHIFT: 160 MINS Enhanced Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with TechKewlâ„¢ Phase Change Cooling Vest PERFORMANCE DATA Enhanced Work Duration: 100 mins Decontamination Time: 20 mins Rest, Hydration and Heat Stress Rehab: 40 mins PPE Don/Doff Cycles per shift: 3 TOTAL HEALTH CARE DELIVERY DURATIONPER 8 HOUR SHIFT: 300 MINS (88% Increase)

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These Cooling Vests are already being deployed in West Africa by other governments.  These Cooling Vests are already used by HazMat Responders here in the US.  The Health Care workers in West Africa need this heat stress protection NOW ...

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Do you have a link for the other African nations that are using the vest? I have a thread over in the Idea section on this also. https://openideo.com/challenge/fighting-ebola/ideas/wear-phase-change-cooling-vests-under-ppe-refreeze-in-ice-water-or-refrigerator

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Jab ... we have already begun supplying our TechKewl Cooling Vest to Ebola First responders throughout the world . We do not have any details on which response personnel are using them or in which country they are being deployed. If/when we get details, we will be sure to share. We continue to receive numerous inquiries from other foreign governments about deploying our Cooling Vests in West Africa. We are kind of surprised at the US's slow response considering the urgent need for heat stress protection in West Africa.

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Hi Doug, that sounds very good. Rainer

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