Alliance Architects’ own David Whitford, joined the Print the Curve Flat initiative after learning about the lack of PPE for healthcare workers serving on the front line. David, a former Paramedic, knows first hand, the importance of sufficient PPE.
“As a Paramedic or any EMS clinician, we think of ‘duty of care’. This duty of care includes the duty to respond and the duty to care for patients. PPE is our first line of defense to protect our patients, protect us, and to protect the community. Without having proper PPE puts patients at risk, put us at risk, and our community at risk” states David.
Using his 3D printer at home, David has printed plastic ear savers and delivered them to the staff at Presbyterian Dallas Emergency Room. The Ear Savers will save the ears from stress and skin breakdown caused by the elastic used on the face masks.
Print the Curve Flat was started by a Cynthia Kirkland, Disney seamstress and a planner for pop culture-themed events. The group unites people with 3D printers around the country to donate their time to create personal protective equipment for hospitals low on supplies.