"So what have you drawn?" - Medical Shield - Prodaptive Medical

When working in the Medical field avoiding diseases can be a difficult task.  Most of the time the simplest and most effective health related innovations are grown from within the medical community.  This would be the case for the STAL Shield, a device that attaches to a variety of commonly used medical tools, including Yankauer style suction catheters, syringes, scalpels and more.

 Various combinations of uses as demonstrated with these Patent Illustrations

Various combinations of uses as demonstrated with these Patent Illustrations

The STAL Shield is the result of collaboration between Dr. Stephen Wheeler and Al Wickheim who saw the ability to reduce the spread of bio-hazards via a shield that is attached to a variety of medical tools and in the event of the patient expelling a bodily fluid, coughing etc, it is deflected as you can see in this video.  This is not the only benefit of this invention, it also acts as a stand so that contamination is drastically reduced when the tool being used is set down or even dropped.

The following clip is a great review and demonstration of the product from EMS1's show Innovation Zone hosted by Chris Montera.

You can check out more about the STAL Shield on the Prodaptive Medical Innovations website.