Henry Ford neurosurgery resident manufactures homemade surgical masks amid PPE shortage

Written by Alan Condon | March 24, 2020 | Print  |

In the face of a surgical mask and personal protective equipment shortage across the country, Rachel Joy Hunt, MD, demonstrated how to produce surgical masks from materials at home, reports The Federalist.

Dr. Hunt is a third-year neurosurgery resident at Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, which has been asking for PPE donations amidst a projected spike in COVID-19 patients at its facilities.

She used her sewing skills to produce surgical masks from vacuum cleaner bags, strips of fabric and shoe laces. 

The masks help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

They can be washed and reused.

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