MIAMI, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 epidemic has changed everyone's life around the world. It is anticipated that if things do not improve soon, the need for life saving ventilators will exceed the current number of available machines. At the same time, thousands of machines nationwide are left unused in office surgery centers while no elective surgery is being performed. Dr. Adam Rubinstein has launched project "Take a Breather" to help connect the dots on this issue. He is reaching out to colleagues around the country who own ventilators for surgery centers that are not being used. These ventilators, while not designed nor ideal for ICU use, can help bridge the gap if there is unmet need for ventilators. Dr. Rubinstein says the plastic surgery community wants to do their part, "My friends and colleagues throughout the country are as concerned about this terrible pandemic problem as anyone. We all must come together and do our part." He is organizing doctors across the USA to make these critical machines available to those who may desperately need them. "I hope all the work we are doing will end up being for nothing, but if we can organize now and be prepared to save even one life, it will have been time well spent."
- Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, Board Certified and Award-Winning Plastic Surgeon in Miami, Fl. Leads Project "Take A Breather"
- Dr. Rubinstein and his family will also be delivering care packages of hand sanitizers and other supplies to the homeless in the Miami Area to stop the spread of the disease
- You can learn more on his social channels including his Instagram accounts, @Dr Rubinstein and @plasticsurgerytruths, SnapChat @drrubinstein, and Facebook page @MiamiPlasticSurgeon.
Contact us for more information on PROJECT "Take A Breather" and how to get involved.
SOURCE Adam J. Rubinstein, MD, FACS