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Launch of the EpiShuttle

The EpiShuttle is a single-patient isolation system, specially designed for transport of patients. The unit protects the environment from an infected patient, but can also be used to protect the patient from a contaminated environment.

Launch of the EpiShuttle

The EpiShuttle is a single-patient isolation system, specially designed for transport of patients. The unit protects the environment from an infected patient, but can also be used to protect the patient from a contaminated environment.

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 solvent-resistant 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 filter, the isolator provides full 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 multiple use, easy communication and optimal patient comfort.

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Global Challenge

In recent years, an increasing number of cases of highly infectious diseases (HID) have challenged the health care system worldwide, actualized by the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the SARS-epidemic, the growing problem of multi-resistant tuberculosis, and new cases of MERS in Asia. Every year, seasonal influenza also spreads across the world with occasional devastating consequences, such as the H1N1 influenza A.
Added to this, the ongoing explosion of antibiotic-resistant infections continues to plague global health care. The spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes is largely facilitated by in-hospital treatment and the transport of patients across countries and continents. In addition to naturally occurring infections, bioterrorism is also of growing concern in many countries.
The main challenge in all these situations is to protect the environment from contamination, and equally important, to protect the health care professionals involved. The transmission of contagious disease is bound to happen in most treatment and transport facilities unless routines, training and equipment are all optimized.

We believe

Risk reduction can be achieved. However, by proper protective equipment that is easy-to-use and safe, with maximum environmental protection. Minimal interference and hindrance to patient treatment is equally important.

To achieve this, all elements within the procedures of transport situations have been analyzed to identify areas of improvement. A key area that has been improved is access to the patient.  Easy access enables advanced care and treatment, without compromise. In addition, the device is reusable enabling cost savings for the healthcare facility responsible for the transport and care of the patient. The equipment is intended for use in both high-risk scenarios and in every-day practice when dealing with multi-resistant infections or other contagious diseases that require maximum protection.


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EpiShuttle key features


The EpiShuttle has been created by clinicians with many years of experience within the field. Every little detail and function of the device are thoroughly designed and thought through and tested, from patient handling to facilitating advanced medical procedures. This has resulted in a device uniquely designed to meet the needs of the patient, yet specifically the healthcare providers ability to give the absolute best patient care without the risk of contamination. In fact, the EpiShuttle has been designed by users for users.

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EpiShuttle has an L-Track attachment system that allows for quick and secure attachment to stretchers, ambulances, aircrafts and helicopters.

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For optimal treatment during  transport, the EpiShuttle has eight entry ports. These ports have sealed gloves or other options like sluice port and waste bag that can be changed during use.

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The device is simple to clean and disinfect for multiple use. The device is easily disassembled and assembled without the use of any tools.

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Short patient loading time possible due to easy operations and intuitive functions.  The hard top is easily secured with EpiShuttle´s unique locking system to obtain airtight connection. 

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EpiShuttle allows for uninterrupted power for a minimum of 6 hours. The batteries can be replaced during transport, keeping the patient and environment safe from contamination up to 24 hours.

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The pressure modes can be set to either protect the environment from the infected patient, or protect the patient from contaminants in the environmental air. It complies with all levels of transmission based precautions; standard, contact, droplet and/or airborne.

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EpiShuttle is equipped with medical ports for connecting IV lines, oxygen lines and monitoring cables, as well as providing mechanical ventilation to the patient. The intensive care system allows the health personnel to monitor, medicate, and give treatment to the patient without direct exposure

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EpiShuttle has been uniquely designed for optimal patient comfort. The integrated bed is adjustable both for knee angle and backrest, allowing for increased comfort for the patient and better conditions for clinical procedures. The visibility through the transparent hardtop allows for better communication between the patient and surroundings.

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Technical data:
Outer dimensions: L=2275mm  W=650mm  H=690mm.
Weight: 45-50 kg depending on configuration.
Patient weight: max 150 kg.
Patient Length: max 198 cm.
Operating temperature between: 0° and +40° C.

Patient retention/safety belts:
Quick release 6-point torso/hip restraint, chest strap, and upper / lower leg strap.

Access ports:
Operator ports : 8 ports for gloves, waste bag or sluice bag configurations.
Wire port: Membrane inlet for IV lines, monitoring cables and similar equipment.
Ventilator port: Generic port for all types of mechanical ventilator circuits.

Air system:
Blower unit: CleanAIR® Chemical 2F.
Power source : Rechargeable Li-ion battery 14,4V  2,6 Ah, CE1024.
Air exchange : More than 15 air exchanges per hour.
Operating Negative pressure: min 15 Pa relative to the environment.
Operating Positive pressure: min 15 Pa relative to the environment.

Test specification:
Test of the fixation : EN 1789 : 2007+A2:2014, AS/NZS 4535:1999, section 3.6 (a) (i).
Planned tests of the fixation : SAE J2956, SAE J2917, FAR 23.561, FAR 25.561, FAR 27.561, FAR 29.561.