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Collected Item: “3D Printed, P100 Mask for COVID Nurses”

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3D Printed, P100 Mask for COVID Nurses

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This is a video my sister sent me of her first day with the P100 mask. It is a 3D printed mask that a department at her hospital have been making themselves because of the shortage of PPE. Every nurse gets one of these and the filters on them are replaceable (roughly 3 months before replacement filters are needed). They are very tight so nurses apply gel stickers around the seal to prevent bruising. They are so new to the unit that some nurses and techs have been getting bad dermatitis on their skin, so their is still some improvements to be made but because of the severity of the situation comfort is overlooked.

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#mask, #nurse, #COVID-19, #HSE

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Marissa Lopez

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