Events Company T3 Expo Creates Double Hoop Bed Tents for Local Massachusetts Hospitals to Help Healthcare Workers Better Service Intubated Covid-19 Patients

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Company uses creative, innovative thinking to continue to support crisis

T3 Expo Double Hoop Bed Tent at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital

“When the events industry came to a halt, we immediately pivoted our focus to identify how we could help given our creative expertise,” said Nate Derby, T3 Expo co-founder.

T3 Expo, Inc. the general service contractor for creating shareable moments™ for trade shows and corporate events, today announced that it has introduced a new product to help protect medical staff where Covid-19 or other infectious disease may be present.

The innovative product, called a Double Hoop Bed Tent, is now being used by several Boston-area hospitals in Emergency Rooms and ICUs, including Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. It was designed to help protect healthcare staff from infection, yet allow comfort and access to the patient.

“The idea for the Double Hoop Bed Tent came from one of our employees who has a family member working at a local Boston hospital. Being on the front lines helping Covid-19 patients, they expressed an immediate need for a shield to protect them and to prevent the spread of the virus as they transport patients around the hospital and during intubation procedures,” said Nate Derby, co-founder, T3 Expo. “Through an R&D project with the hospital, we were able to refine this solution to the point where we decided to file a patent. Our hope is to help support as many other hospitals and healthcare workers across the country as we can during this pandemic.”

“I am really pleased that T3 Expo helped design a safe way for our staff to intubate COVID-19 positive patients,” said Kim Hollon, president and CEO, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. “Signature has been focused for years on creating a safe environment for our staff as well as staff-led problem solving and innovation. This is a great example of staff collaboration and the spirit of community collaboration.”

The Double Hoop Bed Tent includes two custom shaped PVC arches with uniquely formed ends, clear plastic sheeting and clips to secure the plastic over the hoops. The Double Hoop Bed Tents are very easy to install and the uniquely formed ends were designed to fit all hospital bed types and gurneys.

“When the events industry came to a halt, we immediately pivoted our focus and looked to our partners, the healthcare industry and municipalities to identify how we could help them given our creative expertise,” added Derby. “At the same time we have been focusing on our current customers and taking this unique opportunity to further refine our service model. Our employees are driven toward innovative solutions that leverage our expertise to design, develop and deliver products and solutions using creativity and innovative thinking, which we are proud to say is making a difference.”

T3 Expo has recently helped the State of New York build a makeshift hospital at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City to treat Covid-19 patients and it has built over 1400 modular beds, with its partner The Gilman Brothers Company. The beds were set up by the Connecticut National Guard at Western Connecticut University's O'Neill Center to support the overflow of COVID-19 patients from the hospitals.

T3 Expo is offering a limited demo trial period for its Double Hoop Bed Tents to get these protective devices and kits into as many hospitals as possible and continue to support healthcare workers.

“There remains a need for improved protective devices and protective techniques for our medical workers, and we are happy to help,” Derby added. “In these times, it is important to focus on doing the things you can do, and not fixate on the things you can’t.”

About T3 Expo
T3 Expo is the shareable moment general contractor that defines, develops and delivers what is needed for event managers to better manage what exhibitors want and attendees dream. T3 Expo has scores of Eventgineers™, who apply their collective experience each and every day to redefine the design, development and delivery of events around the world.

Our Eventgineers can rebrand entire events overnight or apply their decades of experience to save clients planning and production headaches. With the use of T3’s Presta technology, T3 Eventgineers are able to work with clients to create an event space that is needed to foster important ideas and shareable moments that generate community and commerce.

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