As more patients are discharged from stressed ICUs, they face multiple problems brought on by the pandemic.
Lungs and Breathing
Clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan have published two proof-of-concept papers on new negative pressure environment devices that protect health care workers while treating patients with COVID-19.
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From a negative pressure helmet to enhanced protocols, investigators are adapting their research to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a helmet solution to provide support for COVID-19 patients, protect health care workers and safeguard hospital systems.