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 NI FEATURE: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1170--1171

Modified Suction Apparatus to Reduce the Transmission Risk of COVID-19 among Healthcare Providers


Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Vivek Tandon
Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.299131

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has posed immense challenges for healthcare workers, among them are procedures related to suctioning of bodily fluids during surgery or intensive care. These procedures are potentially aerosol-generating and can lead to disease transmission. We have modified the usual suction apparatus in a simple and easy to do manner so that all suctioned material first passes through the 0.1% sodium hypochlorite solution, which is virucidal and decontaminates the suctioned material. This innovation may help in addressing the safety concerns of all healthcare providers working in operation rooms and intensive care units.






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