1st International Congress for Innovation in Global Surgery
ABSTRACT FIRST PRESENTED: 20.04.2022
Aerosol Evacuation Funnel
Aerosol evacuation has become a necessary factor for safe healthcare practice. This article aims to mention various levels at which aerosol evacuation should be done and the devices which may be utilized to address aerosol evacuation at these levels. These devices have been formulated and patented as part of an innovation drive to address growing need for such effective devices which may utilize available clinical operatory resources for creation of a safe working environment for healthcare professionals and their patients.
Advanced technology especially 3D printing has provided us with this unique opportunity to apply and elevate the practice of dentistry way beyond the possibility of any disruption caused by infectious diseases. Innovating devices such as these may be our best answer to succeed over challenges posed by pandemics. Trial and error have always been a part of all innovations which aim to re-invent method of practice. But, without such cost-effective innovations, profitable dental profession may become obsolete or depend perennially on the discounts offered on heavily priced, imported, standalone machines.
Apart from use of such devices, our recommendations include use of built-in filtration systems within the dental chair or suction units for purified air environment. To unclog and regularly disinfect the air and suction channels for better evacuation of aerosols. Make sure to use personnel protection equipment and pre-procedural mouthwash.
An innovative surgical method to operate the zygomatico-maxillary-orbital complex in the absence of intraoperative computer tomography or intraoperative navigation using novel zygoma analysis and virtual surgical planning software
Feasibility of the frugally-engineered ‘LeVe CPAP’ from pilot data in healthy volunteers at Mengo Hospital, Uganda; with potential for use in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure associated with COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses