The EpiShuttle is an award-winning design, developed with direct
input and guidance from clinical experts, medics, and patients.

No Disinfection

Vehicles that are used for transport of highly infectious patients in the EpiShuttle do not have to be disinfected after patient transport. This saves time and money and ensures that vehicles can remain in operation as much as possible.

Avoid Liability

The EpiShuttle is CE-marked as a Class 1 Medical Device.

EMS System Compatible

The EpiShuttle is EN 1789 compliant and 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.

Less PPE During Transport

When transporting a highly infectious patient inside the EpiShuttle, medical personnel do not need to wear full Personal Protective Equipment. This allows for longer shifts and reduces the risk of making mistakes due to fatigue or reduced situational awareness.

Dual Protection

The EpiShuttle air ventilation system can either be configured in negative pressure mode to protect the surroundings from an infectious patient, or in positive pressure mode to protect the patient from the surroundings.

Cost Efficient & Reusable

The EpiShuttle is reusable and can be safely disinfected and re-assembled in less than two hours. This significantly reduces the cost per transport compared to single-use transport isolators.

Bed adjustment for 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. Adjusting the position improves breathing and communication, and contributes to reduce anxiety.

Air Ventilation System

The air ventilation system generates more than 15 air exchanges per hour to ensure maximum patient comfort and safety. Filters and airtight seals ensure that all contaminants are kept inside the EpiShuttle, even in the event of rapid decompression of an airplane cabin.

Positive Pressure protects the vulnerable patient from the environment

With the positive pressure kit installed, the air ventilation system generates a positive pressure inside the EpiShuttle, relative to the environment. The positive pressure and the inlet filters prevent non-filtered environmental air from entering the isolator.

Negative Pressure protects the outside environment from a contagious patient

In negative pressure mode, the air ventilation system generates a negative pressure inside the EpiShuttle, relative to the environment. The air flow is directed through the inlet filters at the head end, and through the outlet filters at the foot end. The negative pressure and the outlet filters prevent contaminated air from escaping the isolator.

Operator ports

For optimal treatment during transport, the EpiShuttle has eight interchangeable operator ports integrated into the hard top.

The ports are positioned to ensure access to all parts of the patient’s body, including airways. This enables intensive care treatment of the patient with possibility for procedures such as intubation, inserting central venous lines, urinary catheter, etc.

The ports have inner and outer lids that fasten and seal with a quarter-turn connection.

The gloves

The gloves have ambidextrous design, made from flame-resistant CSM/hypalon, compliant with European Directive PPE Category 3, and tested according to EN 374:2003, EN 421:2010, EN 388:2003.

In case of damaged or ruptured gloves during use, the gloves can be replaced by using the EpiShuttle change bag.

The gloves are reusable, and can be removed and reused again if no damage or rupture is discovered.

Sluice bag

A sluice bag can be installed in the Epiport200 operator port and can be used to transfer equipment, food or medicine to the patient during transport.

Medical ports

The two medical ports are located at the head end of the EpiShuttle base. These ports can be equipped with a medical wire membrane or a ventilation sleeve.

The wireport

The wireport membrane is made of a highly flexible material, allowing sealed passage of up to nine IV lines, monitoring cables, and/or oxygen lines.

The ventilator port

The ventilator sleeve is a flexible sleeve for the entry of mechanical ventilator hose. The sleeve seals the HEPA filter that connects the ventilation hose on the clean side and the oropharyngeal tube, mask or other patient respiratory device inside the EpiShuttle. This ensures that the entire mechanical ventilator and ventilator hose are on the clean side.

Technical Specifications


Dimensions

Outer dimensions:

L=2306 mm W=655 mm H=732 mm

Weight:

62 kg with standard configuration

Max load (patient+accessories)

Max 150 kg / 330 lb

Patient length:

Max 198 cm / 6.5 feet

Operating temperature from:

0 to +40 C (32 to +104 F)

Air system

Blower unit:

CleanAir Chemical 2F

Power source:

Rechargeable Li-ion battery 14,4V 2,6 aH

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

Access ports

Operator ports:

8 ports for gloves, optional 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

EpiShuttle Materials Chemical Compatibility


EpiGuard has tested materials used in the EpiShuttle with several disinfection chemicals. The findings are summarized below:

Disinfectant

Peracetic Acid

Hydrogen Peroxide

Ethanol (75%)

Chlorine-based

EpiShuttle Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

EpiGuard have developed and validated two procedures for disinfecting the EpiShuttle with either peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide vapor. The chemical compatibility matrix may act as a guideline for customers who want to implement their own disinfection procedures with their local hygiene department

Caution: ensure proper removal of chemical residues after decontamination, as these residues deteriorate the materials.

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