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Author Topic: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.  (Read 415 times)

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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 05:50:09 PM »
I am doing the same. Looking online for masks and gloves NOT from china.
Not much to find really, but hoping members can step up and we can get a bunch donated.
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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 06:56:00 PM »
If I see any available I will be ordering some and sending to another friend in MI. His hospital ran out.

I will post a link it I see it.

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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 07:02:07 PM »
If I see any available I will be ordering some and sending to another friend in MI. His hospital ran out.

I will post a link it I see it.


That'd be great. All I can find online to order is stuff form China.

I will be using funds from the forum , so no raffle for a few months guys.
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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses with masks.
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2020, 08:23:22 PM »
Out of curiosity, are you a physician or nurse?  EMT?

City firefighter/ first responder. We are the first point of contact for these patients. My department has already given some of our limited supplies to the hospital as they needed them worse than us.

 Fortunately my usage of a mask is 30 minutes or less and my patient contact is minimal to nonexistent. We basically support the ambulance crew. I always joked that on 90% of our medical calls, we just held the patient’s hand until the ambulance arrived. Now we do it from 20 ft.

Our medical call volume has plummeted since this virus has taken off. No one wants to go to the hospital.

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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2020, 11:28:44 PM »
Anyone giving any up?
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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2020, 07:38:57 AM »
Gave all of mine to my sister at Middlesex icu

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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2020, 09:56:23 AM »
Anyone giving any up?

Wife and I are both RNs and we are already relying on our own
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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2020, 11:25:59 AM »
Once this virus starts to explode, I expect my department will be out of masks in short order.

Joann fabrics is supposedly giving out fabric and patterns to make masks. My wife purchased charcoal mask liners that can be sewn into the masks. She plans on sewing a small supply of masks. I imagine that patterns are available all over the internet.

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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2020, 11:37:40 AM »
I'm going to try to put my 3D printers to work and make some masks or frames.
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Re: **READ THIS** We need to help local nurses and medics with masks.
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 12:50:36 AM »
The shortages are real.  There are some Montana Dr.s that have designed a 3D printed mask into which a replaceable filter can be placed.  The replaceable filters are commercially available.  The design files are available from https://longliveyoursmile.com/3d-printable-mask-for-covid-19/ and https://www.billingsclinic.com/foundation/.  My BIL is trying to get these set up and printing.