Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Abstract

Ambulance cleanliness is a large factor in the occurrence of HCAI’s in the United States. Thus, a suitable device, if equipped onboard ambulances, could allow EMS personnel to clean any contamination quickly and without having to finish the transport. The scope of this project was to design a suitable medical vacuum cleaner that effectively cleans a during-transport body fluid spill. Designs were analyzed via computer simulations, and results of these designs imply that such a vacuum cleaner would provide excellent cleaning power with very little effort from paramedics.. Furthermore, the designed cleaner would have a profound impact on the cleanliness of any ambulances which implement it, and this impact has worldwide implications about the future of EMS cleanliness.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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