A supply company in Kalamazoo is producing an intubation box that will shield healthcare providers from COVID-19 patients.
Schupan Aluminum and Plastic Sales in Kalamazoo created the intubation box along with mechanical engineer Andy Bornhorst to help Michigan hospitals.
Currently, some COVID-19 patients have to be put on a ventilator. In order to do that, healthcare providers must insert an intubation tube into the airway of the patient.
Since the virus can be spread through water droplets, it’s imperative healthcare providers take precautionary steps to reduce their risk of contracting the disease.