Anesthesiologist Dr. Tony Badh and his team intubated a live patient (non-covid) while using the V2.7 enclosure (April 20, 2020)
What we learned:
- Wall suction attached to HEPAbac filter (press fit onto left side of enclosure). Suction seems to provide a significant negative draft. The suction “rubber end” fits nicely onto an elbow fitting on the filter. A drape was used on the exposed end of the enclosure, covering the patient and creating a better seal for negative-pressure draw.
- Veterinary gloves fit well in the opening with an elastic band. Probably recommend wearing nitrile gloves over the top inside the box.
- Patient was very comfortable inside prior to induction.