How It Works
ViraBox Solo w/o Ports
What is ViraBox?
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.
Who does the ViraBox help?
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.