September 3, 2020
In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, HJF employee Betsy Weissbrod, a Medical Illustrator at the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, designed and developed personal protective equipment (PPE) using 3-D printing. With this equipment in short supply and high demand, Weissbrod created a design that could be used by healthcare providers and researchers.
The Val G. Hemming Simulation Center is part of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and is recognized as the nation’s premier simulation center for the development and application of medical simulation programs. The simulations allow health care personnel to develop and maintain the skills necessary to perform medical tasks that are high-risk or high consequence for patient safety and therefore, are done in simulated medical procedures.