Respirator Use in COVID-19                         Orient Journal of Medicine             Vol 33 [1-2] Jan-June, 2021
CASE REPORT

Improvised Hand-Held Respirator: Life-Saving in The Management of Moderate to Severe COVID-19
Titus S IBEKWE

Department of Otorhinolaryngology
University of Abuja & University of Abuja
Teaching Hospital Abuja, NIGERIA

Author’s Correspondence
Prof Titus S IBEKWE
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
University of Abuja Teaching Hospital
Gwagwalada Abuja
PMB 228 Abuja, NIGERIA

Phone: +234 803 348 4380
Email: titus.ibekwe@uniabuja.edu.ng

Received: January 22
nd, 2021
Accepted: January 30
th, 2021

DISCLOSURE
Conflict of interest: Nil
Financial support: Nil
ABSTRACT

The consumables and materials including the hospital space required for supportive therapies are in short supply with respect to COVID-19 management. To this end, an alternative supportive measure is needed for the patients to hang on, until optimal condition is made available. It is in this vein, that we describe a hand-held-respirator improvised for oxygen supplementation in a 51-yearold COVID-19 positive patient diagnosed of moderately severe disease.


Keywords: SARS COV2, EarPopper®, Corona virus disease, Respirator