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Latest Updates:

  • 4/2/2020: Trump Administration Expected to Recommend Wearing Cloth Masks. Go to: News

  • 4/1/2020: BMC provides video on the effectiveness of the Aerobox to prevent contamination during intubation. Go to: Critical Care

  • 4/1/2020: CDC published "Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators". Go to: Decontamination

  • 3/30/2020: Medtronic releases specifications and schematics of their PB560 ventilator: Go to: Critical Care

  • 3/29/2020: MIT Will Post Free Plans Online for an Emergency Ventilator That Can Be Built for $100. Go to: News

  • 3/28/2020: Added new Laser-Cut face shield design and Minimzing Time between Extubation and Mask. Go to: Face Shields and Critical Care

  • 3/27/2020: JAMA Article: Treatment of 5 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 With Convalescent Plasma. Go to: News

  • 3/27/2020: Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY looking for recovered COVID-19 patients to collect antibodies for transfusion to sick patients. Go to: News

There are several ideas and guides coming out regarding the construction of personal protective equipment (PPE), reuse of existing equipment and instructional guides on best practices. This website attempts to consolidate those ideas from the community. In better times, this website would not be necessary.

Please note that not all the guides here are tested for safety or efficacy. They are intended for evaluation by health care professionals. Some guides may conflict with others. Follow these guides at your own risk.

DIY hand sanitizer, N95 respirator decontamination (UVGI, microwave, etc.).

Information on COVID-19 intubation, using one ventilator on multiple people.

DIY face masks/respirators and face shields.

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