Clinicians with inadequate access to standard personal protective equipment (PPE) have been compelled to improvise protective barrier enclosures for use during procedures manipulating the airway like endotracheal intubation. We developed a transparent plexiglass cube designed to cover a patient’s head and that incorporates two circular ports through which the clinician’s hands are passed to perform the airway procedure.
One of the biggest challenges in curbing the spread of this virus is that it is communicable in contact and droplets, but during certain manipulation of the airway (or airway procedures), the virus can be aerosolized, which increases risk of exposure to the health care workers.
The Virabox provides with its innovative design and engineering additional protection between medical staff and patient when performing aerosolized procedures (like endotracheal intubations, bronchoscopies, etc) in a patient with known or suspected COVID-19.
DISCLAIMER: The proprietary medical equipment contained herein (“Equipment”) is intended solely for use to limit exposure to infection; the Equipment is for use in intubation procedures and/or other medical procedures. It is a four-sided plexiglass box or shield to protect medical personnel involved in care, intubation and related procedures.
There is no guarantee or warranty that the Equipment will perform as intended, or will be effective to limit exposure or spread of infection. NO WARRANTY IS MADE WITH THIS EQUIPMENT, AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED.
THIS EQUIPMENT IS SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS.
The Equipment has not been tested or approved by any federal or state regulatory agency or professional agency.
Liability for any failure of the Equipment in operation or performance is disclaimed; Seller has no liability for any damages of an nature, including direct, special or consequential damages.