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You Should Wear a Face Mask In Public

UPDATE: The CDC has changed its stance on wearing face masks in public. This change in guidance likely comes from several studies that indicate nearly half of all COVID-19 cases experience no symptoms. Yet, those with COVID-19 and no symptoms are still able to spread the disease. Given this new information, the CDC now recommends […]

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Intubation Boxes Make Healthcare Safer

As coronavirus hospitalizations begin to rise across the United States, entrepreneurs and private businesses continue to meet supply shortage demands for life-saving PPE.  As of April 1st, the U.S. officials reported some 215,000 cases with roughly 20% resulting in hospitalization for some time. In the face of the nationwide PPE shortage, Give•Need and others are […]

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Simple Face Shield

Inspired by Sovann’s latest work with Face Shield v5, I thought I’d try to create a homemade version of the headband to be used with my LDPE plastic bag shield prototype.  Directions 1. I found a piece of scrap plastic lying around my house and used a hole puncher to cut two slots in it.  […]

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COVID-19 Scams

Con-artists around the globe are trying to use fear brought on by COVID-19 to scam people. There are several common forms to watch out for, and several actions you can take to ensure you don’t fall victim to a COVID-19 scam.  Emotional storytelling is, by far, the most effective and common trick to motivate someone […]

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Face Shield v5

Our latest prototype uses a polycarbonate headband. We will machine some to test it today. More info coming later today.  1,992 total views,  3 views today

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LDPE Testing

Please do not test this yourself unsupervised, due not test this method if you have a history of breathing difficulties or sudden fainting, make sure all bags have sufficient air holes before placing them on you. We never recommend children, seniors or those with disabilities attempt this alternative PPE. Things may be quieter on the […]

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Polycarbonate, Polyethylene & Polyurethane

When making PPE (personal protective equipment) it is easy to get lost in the acronyms and abbreviations, so we thought we’d write up a quick primer guide on some of the best polymers to be used in making them. Polycarbonate  The toughest. As the name suggests it has carbonate groups in its structure. This is […]

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N95 Sterilization Methods for Re-Use

ATTENTION NURSES, DOCTORS, FIRST RESPONDERS, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, AND ANYONE REUSING AN N95 MASK OR MAKING ONE The following is intended to provide our members with additional information to help manage surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are not formal guidelines and due to time constraints, SAGES and GiveNeed have not reviewed them by utilizing its […]

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Reusable Respirators

A Partial Solution to the COVID-19 PPE Crisis “..there are millions of reusable elastomeric respirators in homes and businesses across the United States. Some are just sitting on shelves and gathering dust. Most already have the right filter cartridges needed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19.” From reddit/r/medicine by user paper_wombat “Right now, there are […]

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Open Source Projects

*These are still prototypes and while we have built it ANSI and OSHA compliance they have not been tested to confirm these this yet. Make sure to research materials yourself before trying to create an alternative PPE. Redundant protective barriers may also also help reduce this risk. You assume all risk yourself if you follow […]

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