Developed by Dr Paul Scott, anaesthetist and founder of Scott Airway Management, to address critical safety issues identified with bag-mask ventilating and protecting health care professionals from aerosolised patients airway secretions.
Improving bag-mask ventilation
Globally more than 55% of men have facial hair or a beard.
A beard is an independent predictor of impossible bag-mask ventilation.
Currently there are no solutions in the market to overcome this problem.
Reducing viral transmission
70%-80% of health care workers infected with Covid-19 during Victoria’s second wave of infections were caught at work.
In hospitals, 70% of infections were among nurses.
Transmission through eyes and mouth is a risk to staff and increases pressure on resources.
SAM Safety Shield Guedel
Critical need: improving bag-mask ventilation in bearded and misshapen faces.
Globally more than 55% of men have facial hair or a beard. A beard is an independent predictor of impossible bag-mask ventilation.
SAM Safety Shield Guedel was developed to address critical safety issues identified with bag-mask ventilating patients with facial hair and misshapen faces.
A secondary benefit is the protection of health care professionals from patients aerosolised secretions during bag-mask ventilation.
SAM Safety Shield Bite Block
SAM Safety Shield for use with a Bite Block during endoscopy bronchoscopy, trans oesophageal echo assists to reduce viral transmission between patients and health care professionals.
Currently for use with Oxyguard ® bite block provides additional protection from patients airway secretions compared to using a bite block alone.
When a patient is unable to wear a surgical mask when undergoing a medical procedure like an endoscopy, the SAM Safety Shield reduces the risk of infectious aerosol particles being released during breathing infecting health care professionals.