Boy Scout Makes 3D Printed Ear Guards for Face Mask

Photo: Heather Roney

Boy Scout Makes 3D Printed Ear Guards for Face Mask!  There is no reason we shouldn’t have the best PPE and face masks in the USA for our healthcare workers. See blog & links for resources & links, creative solutions including our communities until manufacturing plants get up to speed.

Dr. Scott Segal & Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Health/Government officials state N95 masks need to be reserved for health care workers.
      The Recommended MASKS for the public have:

    • two layers of heavyweight “quilters cotton” with a thread count of at least 180
    • had thicker and tighter weave
    • Lesser quality fabrics also worked well, as long as they had an internal layer of flannel
    • “You do want to use a woven fabric, like batik,” Segal said, “but you don’t want to use a knit fabric, because the holes between the knit stitches are bigger.”
    • In other words, if the fabric allows for a substantial amount of light to shine through, it’s probably going to allow tiny viral particles through, as well. NO T-SHIRT material.
    • Whole article:
  • UNMC example of repairing fabric hospital gowns by community:
  • Use powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) in place of N95 respirators & eye protection
  • Alternative when lacking N95 by using 2 surgical masks stapled together:
  • PDF Face Shield including eyes, specs & materials:
  • 3D FACE SHIELD specifications & materials:
    • Know anyone with a 3D Printer? Send this info! Colleges, college students and many companies have them!
  • Intubation Tube Shield:
  • Social Distancing (COVID-19) at its best! See below 3 MDs article.
    • This also includes hospital dx COVID-19 patient discharged NOT to skilled nursing facilities but use medical judgement which patients discharged to hotels or bankrupt “empty” hospitals & SNFs, convention centers, army field hospitals, medical “cruise” ships with the care & support they need!

Denise Kean, Pres.
Keeping Seniors on Their Feet & Thriving!

I provide Fall Prevention Classes to MDs, Medical Professionals, Insurance Companies and Senior Communities. Let’s decrease re-hospitalizations!

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