a simple, smart way to put infection in it's place - a better way to shield patients from HAIS.
Both brilliantly simple and highly innovative, SuctionShield is a disposable, lightweight holster that quickly and easily attaches to virtually any horizontal surface to hold a Yankauer suction tip -– isolating suction implements and reducing cross contamination and pathogen transmission. The disposable, single-patient-use-product means no more oral suction tips placed under pillows, in bedding, on tray tables, or draped wherever they happen to land. When used suction tips, which are covered with secretions, touch any surface they create biofilms promoting cross-contamination. Every time a used suction tip is contained in a SuctionShield, cross-contamination is reduced helping improve patient care.
The SuctionShield costs about $3 and is designed for use in surgery, ICUs, and emergency departments as well as PACU, Cath labs and GI labs, anywhere oral suction is used.