High temperature inside PPE kit

By- Abhishek Prasad, Shirish Shekhar Jha, Saroj Narayan K


Problem statement

Creating a practical solution for reducing the temperature inside the PPE kit for health workers


What are its causes and effects?

CAUSES

Non-breathable PPE material

Body heat gets trap inside the PPE

High humid condition inside PPE kit decreasing rate of sweating hence affects natural cooling.

Extensive physical work with long shifts

Tropical climate of India and non AC wards

Cant use simple ventilation technique to cool down due to contamination issue


EFFECTS

Heatstroke

Rashes caused by rubbing of highly sweaty skin with PPE material

Dehydration

Affects the efficiency of doctors in their work

Dizziness


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