The EpiShuttle is a key part of COVID-19 preparedness
About the EpiShuttle
The EpiShuttle is a modular single patient isolation system, specially designed for transport of patients. The unit both protects the patient from a contaminated environment or protects the environment from an infected patient.
EpiShuttle is an innovative medical isolation and transportation system designed for optimal safety and numerous treatment options during patient loading and transport. The unit is a single patient isolator made of cleanable materials. EpiShuttle can be carried and is compatible with leading ambulance-stretcher undercarriage EMS systems. The EpiShuttle is compatible with most mechanical ventilator circuits. Using negative pressure and P3-filtration, the isolator provides environmental protection from particulate cross-contamination of highly infectious diseases. In positive pressure mode, the isolator protects patients from hazardous environmental agents through the use of CBRN filters. The design allows for full intensive care treatment and emergency procedures, such as intubation and insertion of central venous catheters. The EpiShuttle is designed for safe transportation, multiple uses, easy communication and optimal patient comfort.
EMS SYSTEM COMPATIBLE
The EpiShuttle can be safely used in ambulances, helicopters, and airplanes. Adapters are available for several leading stretcher brands and an L-track attachment with universal brackets ensure that the EpiShuttle can be secured safely regardless of stretcher or vehicle type.
DUAL PROTECTION SYSTEM
The EpiShuttle can be configured to either to protect the patient from the surroundings, or to protect the surroundings from the patient. When transporting a highly infectious patient inside the EpiShuttle, medical personnel do not need to wear full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
The EpiShuttle is reusable and can be safely disinfected and re-assembled in less than two hours. Also, vehicles that are used for transport of highly infectious patients in the EpiShuttle do not have to be disinfected after patient transport.This significantly reduces the cost per transport.