The biomedical engineering team at Sarasota Memorial Hospital purchased a small 3D printer and began making the replacement PPE..
Personal protective equipment
Equipment designed to help protect an individual from hazards
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Protective equipment may be worn for job-related occupational safety and health purposes, as well as for sports and other recreational activities. Protective clothing is applied to traditional categories of clothing, and protective gear applies to items such as pads, guards, shields, or masks, and others. PPE suits can be similar in appearance to a cleanroom suit.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs he never said PPE shortages were the fault of Chancellor Rishi Sunak or NHS chief Sir..