In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers, clinicians, businesspeople and everyday men and women spun out new ways to deal with the coronavirus.
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Nebraska med students team up with first responders for emergency medicine simulation
Students and UNMC residents teamed up with Gretna firefighters for the exercise and were thrown head-first into the simulated disaster.
They had to overcome simulated obstacles, prepare patients for transport and triage those who needed urgent care.
“Today we are on a disaster drill, looking at multiple agencies, multiple patients and simulate what the response would look like in a real-world disaster,” said Jason Langenfeld, MD, the UNMC emergency medicine simulation director.
Pandemic Forced Nebraskans to Innovate
The result was a host of innovations, including new designs for masks and face shields, intubation shields for COVID patients, ultraviolet disinfection methods for protective gear and 3D-printed nasal swabs. Along with those came a flurry of new tests for the virus, some treatments and highly effective vaccines brought to market in record time.
UNMC doctors invent new COVID-19 testing method
Two clinicians at the University of Nebraska Medical center are hoping to change the way COVID-19 tests are given. They believe they have a product that will be less painful and safer for those giving and receiving the tests.