Teachers College Intubation Box Project

As you may have seen in the news, New York City is the epicenter of COVID-19. There is a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers city-wide. Our team at the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab and Snow Day Learning Lab , Teachers College, Columbia University are making face shields and Aerosol boxes for COVID-19 patients intubation. We make the box out of polycarbonate materials for hospitals around NYC.

We initially received a request from Dr. Brian Chang and his team from Brooklyn Hospital Center, Department of Emergency Medicine. To support small businesses in Queens, we partner with Advanced Model Designs Inc to co-develop the box to fit the doctors' needs. So far we have donated Aerosol boxes and face shields to:

- Brooklyn Center Hospital (Brooklyn: 2 Aerosol boxes and 240 face shields)
- Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (Queens: 2 Aerosol boxes)
- Hospital for Special Surgery (Manhattan: 3 Aerosol boxes)
- North Central Bronx Hospital (Bronx: 4 Aerosol boxes)
- Montefiore Hospital (Bronx: 88 face shields)
- Elmhurst Hospital (Queens: 2 Aerosol boxes)
- Sinai Grace Hospital (Detroit: 3 Aerosol boxes)
- Detroit Receiving Hospital (Detroit: 3 Aerosol boxes)
- St Anthony's Hospital Chicago (Chicago: 2 Aerosol boxes)

We’ve been contacting the doctors directly and worked closely with them to reiterate and improve our designs. The doctors are mainly from the Department of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine (ER), and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We began with our lab funding but as we are working toward fulfilling the demands from hospitals around NYC, the funding ran out. Therefore, we are looking for a donation to continue making PPE for hospitals in need.

For any healthcare workers or hospitals that are interested in our Aerosol boxes, please contact us directly through the campaign. We'd love to help! 

We appreciate our donors who had previously funded us through Venmo and PayPal. For transparency, we created this GoFundMe campaign.

List of donors prior to the GoFundMe campaign from 4/16-4/20
Total Donation: $989.70

Thomas Bailey
Adam Royalty
Lancer Chen
Dao Chantes
Patty Patchanok
Chawin Ophaswongse
Apichai Chaiwinij
Minh Le
Hansol Choi
Nuchanart Vitoopanjavit
Shu-Yi Hsu
Jittranuch Kittironnakornkul
Sun Jianrungsang
Paola Salmona Ricci

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