Ventilated Headboard: Surge Isolation to Protect Healthcare Workers


This video is on the ventilated headboard, developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The video provides a brief background behind the application, development and testing of the ventilated headboard, a worker-protective engineering control designed to capture potentially infectious patient-generated aerosol at the source, while simultaneously cleaning the room of unwanted aerosols. The Ventilated Headboard is a cost-effective alternative to provide surge isolation capacity within healthcare facilities and alternative care locations such as field hospitals, emergency medical shelters, or repurposed existing structures. See the NIOSH website for more information:

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