As a rapid innovation team FIVAmed has been instrumental in developing several innovations supporting Canadian healthcare, First Responders and Industry as the world adjusts to life during and after Covid 19. With immediate clinical access, deep ties to innovation and rapid supply chain, FIVAmed has responded to aket demand in several key areas of focus.
The appearance in early 2020 of the Novel Coronovirus and subsequent contraction of Covid 19 respiratory disease in patients, identified a need to protect clinical staff from infected patients during aerosolizing procedures, over and above the existing Personal Protective Equipment that clinicians wear in the OR, ICU and other treatment areas. The ‘Halifax’ Intubation shield is a tubular steel device that quickly and easily fits to an Operating Room bed using standard rotary bed clamps. A clear polyethylene sheet is draped over the frame and patient providing a protective zone around the head and torso of the patient. The ventilator line and ancillary components are fed under the sheet to the patient. The frame is adjustable for different bed widths and incorporates a vacuum tube coupled with a disposable Intersurgical HEPA filter, in common use in the OR. The vacuum hose is connected to the in-room supply, providing negative airflow across the void of the protected area.
The frame provides adjustability for height to allow intubation and extubating procedures to be completed reliably without having to expose the clinical team. The frame is designed for use with clear plastic polyethylene sheet, that can be safely removed following use.
The intubation Shield frame is built from medical grade 316 Stainless Steel and is designed for wipe down cleanability inline with Infection Control protocols.
Available as Hooded or Non-Hooded options, the Halifax Gown is a reuse-able Isolation gown approved for use in Canada (Class 1)
Available as Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3
The gown is 'one-size-fits all', reducing ordering and supply complexity, is made from locally sourced (Atlantic Canada) anti-microbial fabric. Each gown has a service life of up 75 washes, driving down the cost of ownership and drastically reducing waste while improving clinician safety.
The Halifax gown can be put on without assistance in an average of 30 seconds reducing the ‘Donning’ time by up to 80%. It is pulled over the head, tied at the back, side or front, keeping the front of gown close to the body without causing discomfort. The ‘apron’ design keeps the gown close to the body for full coverage, without restricting range of motion.
The 'Halifax’ gown ensures clinicians and hospital staff spend less time getting dressed, and more time caring for patients. The gown can also be 'Doffed’ quickly and efficiently, while maintaining clinical Infection Prevention protocols. In Doffing tests, doffing time was reduced by 30%.
The Halifax Hood provides better face and neck protection than traditional face shields. the unique design of the vented hood ensures adequate airflow without compromising clinician safety. The integrated headband provides stability to the anti-fog visor.
Designed to simplify the Covid 'PPE problem', the Halifax Hood replaces a face shield, beck guard, hair net and goggles, reducing complexity of donning and improving clinician protection
During times of PPE shortage the Halifax Hood also allows reuse of N95 masks or respirators by providing a Level 1/Level 2 droplet prevention layer between the patient and the mask. One n95 mask can now last an entire shift.
The Halifax Hood is reusable with a service life of 75 washes