Patients are getting sick because of bacterial pneumonias and oral care is hard because dirty breathing tube holders can not be replaced easily.
What it does
C-19 patients who get a bacteria pneumonia have a mortality rate of 96%
How we built it
We received extensive clinical input from Respiratory Therapists, pulmonologists, anesthesiologists, critical care doctors, nurses, and medical device manufacturers on how a better breathing tube holder should be made.
Challenges we ran into
It is difficult to design something that needs a large amount of input through a virtual platform.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We created a better ETT holder that can be 3D printed and is highly scaleable.
What we learned
Iterations are key to reaching a concensus.
What's next for Infection Control Breathing tube holder and biteguard
We need to 3D print the device to reach a design freeze. As this is a class I device, it can be registered and manufactured quickly without FDA clearance.
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