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Fangcang shelter hospitals
... a novel public health concept. They were implemented for the first time in China in February, 2020, to tackle the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The Fangcang shelter hospitals in China were large-scale, temporary hospitals, rapidly built by converting existing public venues, such as stadiums and exhibition centres, into health-care facilities. They served to isolate patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 from their families and communities, while providing medical care, disease monitoring, food, shelter, and social activities.
fangcangs  hospitals  covid-19  buildings  architecture  emergencies  china  pandemics  medicine 
yesterday by jm
'Production of 3D printed components for ventilation systems: practical hints'
Notes from the front lines in Italy:

'The current emergency allows exceptions to the use of not certified medical devices, if it is proved
that no certified choices are available and in accordance with the local ethical committee.
Furthermore, due to the short time required for the production, it is not possible to run extensive
testing campaigns on the components, but each [additive manufacturing] operator must pay attention to the selection of
materials and technologies that are suitable for the specific application, considering the risk
classification of the components and the operational environment.
In the following we summarize the workflow we applied at 3D4Med (http://www.3d4med.eu) – the
Clinical 3D Printing Laboratory of San Matteo Hospital in Pavia – and Protolab – its engineering
counterpart – to produce some of the requested components, along with some practical examples.'
3d-printing  emergencies  italy  covid-19  medicine  healthcare  3d4med  ventilators  cpap 
5 days ago by jm
"The Italian College of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care just published the most extraordinary medical document I've ever seen"
Unpleasant stuff:
A week ago, Italy had so few cases of corona that it could give each stricken patient high-quality care. Today, some hospitals are so overwhelmed that they simply cannot treat every patient. They are starting to do wartime triage. Here’s the guidance for that.
italy  healthcare  safety  medicine  covid-19  emergencies  triage  hospitals 
24 days ago by jm

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