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dc.contributor.authorMostaghimi, Arash
dc.contributor.authorAntonini, Marc-Joseph
dc.contributor.authorPlana, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Philip D
dc.contributor.authorBeller, Brandon
dc.contributor.authorBoyer, Edward W
dc.contributor.authorFannin, Amber
dc.contributor.authorFreake, Jacob
dc.contributor.authorOakley, Richard
dc.contributor.authorSinha, Michael S
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorVan, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorYang, Helen
dc.contributor.authorSorger, Peter K
dc.contributor.authorLeBoeuf, Nicole R
dc.contributor.authorYu, Sherry H
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T16:01:48Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T16:01:48Z
dc.date.issued2020-12
dc.date.submitted2020-06
dc.identifier.issn2666-6340
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/128858
dc.description.abstractDue to supply chain disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe shortages in personal protective equipment for health care professionals. Local fabrication based on 3D printing is one way to address this challenge, particularly in the case of products such as protective face shields. No clear path exists, however, for introducing a locally fabricated product into a clinical setting. Methods: We describe a research protocol under Institutional Review Board supervision that allowed clinicians to participate in an iterative design process followed by real-world testing in an emergency department. All designs, materials used, testing protocols, and survey results are reported in full to facilitate similar efforts in other clinical settings. Findings: Clinical testing allowed the incident command team at a major academic medical center to introduce the locally fabricated face shield into general use in a rapid but well-controlled manner. Unlike standard hospital face shields, the locally fabricated design was intended to be reusable. We discuss the design and testing process and provide an overview of regulatory considerations associated with fabrication and testing of personal protective equipment, such as face shields. Conclusions: Our work serves as a case study for robust, local responses to pandemic-related disruption of medical supply chains with implications for health care professionals, hospital administrators, regulatory agencies, and concerned citizens in the COVID-19 and future health care emergencies.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNIH/NCI (Grants U54-CA225088 and T32-GM007753)en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medj.2020.06.003en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.sourcemedRxiven_US
dc.titleRapid prototyping and clinical testing of a reusable face shield for health care workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemicen_US
dc.title.alternativeRegulatory and Safety Considerations in Deploying a Locally Fabricated, Reusable Face Shield in a Hospital Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemicen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationMostaghimi, Arash et al. "Regulatory and Safety Considerations in Deploying a Locally Fabricated, Reusable Face Shield in a Hospital Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic." Med 1, 1 (December 2020): P139-151.e4 © 2020 Elsevier Incen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMcGovern Institute for Brain Research at MITen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHarvard University--MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronicsen_US
dc.relation.journalMeden_US
dc.eprint.versionOriginal manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/NonPeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2020-12-16T13:30:42Z
dspace.orderedauthorsMostaghimi, A; Antonini, M-J; Plana, D; Anderson, PD; Beller, B; Boyer, EW; Fannin, A; Freake, J; Oakley, R; Sinha, MS; Smith, L; Van, C; Yang, H; Sorger, PK; LeBoeuf, NR; Yu, SHen_US
dspace.date.submission2020-12-16T13:30:50Z
mit.journal.volume1en_US
mit.journal.issue1en_US
mit.licensePUBLISHER_CC
mit.metadata.statusComplete


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