Producing Homemade Protective Equipment for the Health Care Setting.

Producing Homemade Protective Equipment for the Health Care Setting.

Implementation of a Quality Control Program within a Community Volunteer Network Producing Homemade Protective Equipment for the Health Care Setting.


Dr. Ken Drouillard

University of Windsor

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing shortages for certified personal protective equipment (PPE) needed by Canadian Health Care Workers (HCW). Despite success to mobilize non-health care institutions to donate PPE stocks, these additional community reserves are likely to soon become exhausted. Hospitals have communicated a need for homemade masks that can be used in non-critical areas of operations for inpatients. This project will interface with a community volunteer network, Windsor-Essex Sewing Force (WESF), to implement a testing and quality control program to optimize production of high quality homemade masks for donation to Windsor-Essex health care institutions. 

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FUNDER:

WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor

GRANT DURATION:

2020-2021

CO-APPLICANTS:

University of Windsor

  • Dr. Alice Grgicak-Mannion
  • Dr. Lisa Porter

St. Clair College

  • Ms. Elaine Chatwood

WE SPARK COLLABORATORS:

Windsor-Essex Sewing Force (WESF)

  • Rebecca Rudman
  • Karen Harris

 

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