OUR COVID-19 EFFORT
In March 2020 Wildhorn Outfitters®, makers of outdoor recreation products & the Seaview 180° full face snorkel mask, partnered with key US industry leaders and academic research institutions to adapt full face snorkel masks for provisional deployment as PPE respirators or ventilated solutions with COVID-19 HCP and patients. Located in Salt Lake City and founded in 2015, Wildhorn helped popularize the full face snorkel mask in the US market via the Seaview 180°.TM Wildhorn produces gear that is unique, comfortable and safe for retail outdoor enthusiasts.
COVID-19 Details: A surge in demand for the Seaview 180° associated with the deployment of full face snorkel masks in Italian and Belgian hospitals caused Wildhorn Outfitters to reserve their exclusive rights to acquire and transport their remaining 78k of pre-manufactured Seaview 180° masks for use only in the US for healthcare settings. Financial and logistical help from FEMA, US regulatory agencies, and other mobilized healthcare support organizations can reduce the time and price for deploying this inventory to the benefit of hospitals, HCP & COVID-19 patients.
The Stanford “Pneumask” N95 respiratory adaptation of full face snorkel masks received a provisional FDA accommodation for emergency, improvised use by individual healthcare professionals via an updated FDA Enforcement Policy for Face Masks & Respirators in early April.
Helping US Healthcare & Hospital Outcomes
Wildhorn is helping individual healthcare professionals acquire emergency reusable Seaview 180° face masks.
We are accepting prepaid, pre-order batch commitments from US HPE professional associations and other similar channels, without a COVID-19 retail price increase. Prepaid, pre-order batch commitments are required due to recent mass acquisition and transportation constraints with China.
We are helping individual ICU/critical care emergency healthcare professionals to improvise an adaptive full face respirator or elastomeric respirator for pathogenic ICU COVID-19 contamination.*
CDC studies have increasing evidence for persistent aerosolization and widely distributed surface contamination in ICUs as far as13 ft. away from the ICU patients after aerosol generating procedures.
We are working to help healthcare providers access adaptive ventilated respiratory solutions from the Seaview 180° face mask initiatives currently being tested.
A future 3D printed adapter for the Seaview 180° could allow HCP critical care professionals to breathe through either a viral particle filter or a powered air-purifying respirator(PAPR). These are still in validation testing for clinical deployment with Ford, GM & NASA Jet Propulsion Labs.