COVID-19
Intubation Box

A Frontlines.Health Foundation Project

Download 3D models to modify or produce your own intubation box here

Protecting healthcare practitioners by shielding them from aerosolized COVID-19 particles during intubation.

As COVID-19 cases climbed, Dr. Steven Bernstein from Humber River Hospital in Toronto came across a story out of Taiwan about a simple piece of protective equipment that could make a difference in the fight against the outbreak. The New England Journal of Medicine has just published a video showing the protective effect of the intubation box.

In partnership with Klick Health and Italic Press, rapid localization (adjusting dimensions to match North American hospital beds and body sizes), prototyping, and distribution to Toronto area hospitals began within days. It is our hope to provide protection to physicians intubating patients across the Greater Toronto Area and North Eastern United States.

This localized version of the intubation box is heat molded to eliminate seams. It’s made of .25” polycarbonate and is reusable when cleaned thoroughly with 70% alcohol or bleach after each intubation. The box is available in two sizes: 26” tall and 28” tall. Both measure 24” wide and 15” deep.

If you have the fabrication capabilities, please join us in creating intubation boxes for your local hospitals. The original design from Dr. Hsien Yung Lai can help get you started.

Thank you to our production and delivery partners:

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In this time of need, so many organizations and individuals have stepped up in service of their communities, checking the box on supportive actions from nourishing the food-insecure to applauding health workers daily. Will you help check off another box?

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the creation of frontline protective equipment, with all overhead and shipping costs being absorbed by Klick Health and our partners. By working closely with our partners, we have reduced the price per intubation box to $105 USD. Our delivery partners are often able to deliver to hospitals at zero cost, ensuring the maximum donated dollars go straight to protecting those most in need.

Check the box. Help us protect the people on the frontlines of COVID-19.

3D model of North American modified design.

Photo provided by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai.

Photo provided by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai.

Photo provided by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai.

Photo provided by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai.

Photo provided by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai.

Final prototype of North American design in Toronto factory.

North American prototypes in production.

North American prototypes in production.

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