Disposable Aerosol Hood
SteriDome is our contribution to the fight against pandemics and contagious diseases like COVID-19. BSI has taken nearly a decade of R&D in the biocontainment space to create world-class solution.
SteriDome helps contain COVID-19 aerosols during high-risk, aerosol-producing procedures by placing the patient’s head inside a clear disposable plastic isolation hood with patented air-locks for robust biosafety and infection control.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can cause severe respiratory illness to humans infected by the virus, with the most common symptoms being fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Healthcare providers and hospital patients are facing a high risk of sickness and exposure to infectious agents such as the COVID-19 virus. Thousands of U.S. healthcare workers continue to be infected and more than 600 have passed away due to exposure from aerosolized virus that is being spread on all surfaces and clothing. Makeshift solutions such as boxes and drapes, pictured here, are not enough.
Why Choose SteriDome?
Makeshift Open Enclosures &
Rigid Plastic Boxes
“Current Solutions Are Inadequate and Potentially Dangerous.”
Current solutions are makeshift open containers, such as rigid acrylic boxes and rapes. These solutions “decrease rather than increase safety, especially under emergency conditions”...and that it “does not reduce risk, and probably has unintended safety consequences” since “the box probably redirects droplets and aerosols toward the foot of the bed, and all staff in the room are still exposed to them” - Yale anesthesiologists Dr. William H. Rosenblatt and Dr. Jodi D. Sherman in a recent letter to the New England Journal of Medicine (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2012960)
These solutions are difficult to use and potentially harmful, with a high risk of contamination while lacking biosecurity or safe access.
"SteriDome is the right solution - it's easy to use, flexible, has access for tools, and I feel safer."
SteriDome™ is a disposable, clear, flexible structure made of plastic having an ergonomic and robust design and is intended for use as a practical isolation hood for HCP while being ultra-lightweight and compact to transport at high volume. It has a large access door, and a two-way air-lock system to allow transport of tools without compromising the internal environment - making it the the ideal enclosure that is easy to use with no strucutral gaps
A recent trial conducted at Boston Medical Center compared the use of standard personal protective equipment (PPE) to a makeshift “aerosol box” during simulated patient intubation. These makeshift aerosol boxes (aerosol boxes) are being widely used, however, these aerosol boxes require training, are cumbersome and can potentially injure patients or providers if dropped.
SteriDome has been developed with HCP user input, weighs only 1lb and can be used with limited training. SteriDome allows for visual observations, manipulation, insertion, and/or removal of items (e.g. medical tools, medicines, etc.) within the interior space of the SteriDome through one or more particular sleeves while providing a Protective Barrier Enclosure for HCP as an extra layer of protection for aerosol producing procedures such as intubation and extubation, making this device a safe alternative for patients and HCP.
BSI believes SteriDome is more effective than current aerosol boxes that have major structural gaps that are only meant for large droplet spraying from patients when they cough. Disposability of the SteriDome also provides an advantage by reducing the amount of cross-contamination compared to the multi-use makeshift aerosol boxes. In addition to providing an extra layer of protection to HCP as an isolation hood during the intubation process.
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