Fujifilm has launched the Mouthpiece “B1” developed to catch and reduce the droplets emitted by the patient during endoscopic examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The device helps to minimize the risk to healthcare workers and fellow patients from becoming infected with Covid-19 and various other pathogens.
The Mouthpiece “B1”, which incorporates a sponge rubber, a droplet reduction accessory and a drape shield, is placed in the patient’s mouth and fixed with a headband.
The accessory is easy to handle and does not inconvenience the patient when compared to using a standard mouthpiece. The accessory can be used with different types of endoscopes with various diameters, ensuring that there are no gaps between the endoscope and the mouthpiece.
The drape shield covers the patient’s face and shields healthcare workers from patients during peroral endoscopy, thereby reducing the risk of viral infection by way of droplet transmission.
It reduces the spread of aerosol droplets by incorporating sponges which have slits in the insertion part of the mouthpiece where the endoscope is introduced, this design ensures that there are no gaps between the endoscope and the mouthpiece.
The mouthpiece is designed with extra depth to create space between the face shield and the patient’s face to maximize air ventilation for the patient. It also reduces discomfort caused by covering the face with the shield.
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Supplier: Fujifilm Medical Systems