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A. 高雄醫學大學附設醫院麻醉部
T. 07-3121101 #7033、7035
F. 07-3217874
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賴賢勇 Hsien-Yung Lai
賴賢勇Hsien-Yung Lai

Anesthesiologist, Mennonite Christian Hospital

Chairman of IRB, Mennonite Christian Hospital

Protective Barrier Enclosure Prevent Contamination During Aerosol Generating Procedures

All endoscopies are aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs), and the surrounding surfaces in the procedure room can potentially become contaminated1. According to the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guideline2, personal protective equipment (PPE) is to be worn for all procedures, and the components vary according to patient's risk stratification. Without adequate PPE, all non-emergent endoscopies should be postponed.
We have designed a plastic shield device named "Aerosol Box" to contain aerosolization and protect clinicians during airway procedures. The box is a simple, low-cost, easy to disinfect transparent cube made of polyacrylic or polycarbonate. It covers the patient's head and neck, and the front panel has two holes to allow clinicians to insert their arms to perform the procedure3.