Opt-Shield™

S.A.F.E. Patient-Handling System for Surgical Patients

ANNOUNCEMENT:
BCG MEDICAL is pleased to announce that the Opt-Shield AIR with Forced Air Warming Capability (Class II) is now FDA-Approved. To watch video CLICK HERE

Each Opt-shield AIR package includes:

  • Patient Transfer System for lateral transfer (safer lateral transfer because all lines/patient’s arms are secured)
  • Arm-Positioning System (accommodates up to 400 lbs patient)
  • Line and Tube Fastening System (keeps lines organized and secured during surgery and transport)
  • OR table protection (reduces risk of crossed contamination between patients) for quick turn-over
  • Active warming capability with Triple-Layer Technology(helps reduce infection, improve wound healing, lower cardiac morbidity and quick anesthesia recovery).
  • This additional function is equivalent to Underbody Blanket


Opt-Shield AIR with built-in Forced-Air Warming capability (Triple-Layer Technology, patent-pending, with minimal air turbulence, helps keep the patient warm before, during and after surgery without additional Upper Body/ Lower body or Underbody forced-air warming blanket.


ANNOUNCEMENT:
Recent study published in the AORN JOURNAL showed the Opt-Shield LITHOTOMY as an effective PASSIVE WARMING to supplement active warming in Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy/Hysterectomy.

HYPOTHERMIA can increase risk of infection, decrease wound healing, increase cardiac complications, and prolong recovery time…

The study showed that Opt-shield patients, compared with linen, were much warmer at the end of surgery. Foam pads for the arms and ulnar area & multiple layers of fabric insulate patient’s limbs reducing heat loss. Opt-Shield patients rapidly gain heat & maintain normothermia.
Click here to view the full research study

Opt-Shield LITHOTOMY with ZERO SLIDE PAD: a New Standard of Care for patient in Lithotomy position. CLICK HERE to view video

Opt-Shield LITHOTOMY with ZERO SLIDE PAD is a multi-functional kit that offers a COMPLETE SOLUTION for patient and staff safety validated by clinical study (NORMOTHERMIA). Opt-Shield benefits the whole OR team: surgeons, anesthesiologists, healthcare staffs, and especially the patients.

  • Opt-Shield is secured to the OR table with 4 buckles.
  • ZERO SLIDE MEMORY FOAM PAD conforms to the patient’s body and minimizes sliding. SHOULDER PADS stabilizes & evenly distributes weight across patient’s shoulder. Watch the video here
  • PATENTED ARM POSITIONING SYSTEM secures patient’s arms, elbows, fingers & IV lines. Watch the video here 
  • INE ORGANIZER SYSTEM keeps all patient’s lines secured & organized during surgery & transport. Watch the video here
  • PATIENt LATERAL TRANSFER SYSTEM is powered by the operating table. It utilizes gravity-assist of OR table. Patient’s arms, critical IV/central lines, Foley catheter move as one unit mitigating injury to patient & staff. Watch the video here
  • Built-in Critical IV/central line/Foley catheter organizers

Click here to view the full research study

Safer

Faster

More Efficient

Proven

Opt-Shield™ provides:

  • Arm padding system cradles and supports the ulnar and the elbow areas
  • Padding for the sacral area
  • Soft hold for patient’s arms which may reduce self-injury when waking from anesthesia
  • Fasteners for IV lines and cables
  • Protection for OR table from infectious body fluid and potential cross contamination

For OR staff, Opt-Shield helps ease lateral transfer.

More on safety >>

With Opt-Shield™, moving patients from bed to bed or to gurney is almost effortless.

The built-in sliding system combines low-friction fabric, robust handles and use of “Gravity-Assisted” technique for simple, easy lateral movement.

Opt-Shield™ may reduce turn-over time by integrating the sheet, padding, and straps to secure patients and equipment.
More on speed >>

Opt-Shield™ may reduce the number of staff needed to prep and position patients.

Fastener system secures IVs, arterial lines, central lines, Swan Ganz and Foley catheters, and chest tubes, while pockets secure suction tips and tubing for a smoother workflow for nurses and anesthesia.

Opt-Shield™ fits operating tables, SICU beds, and gurneys.

More on efficiency >>

Opt-Shield™ performed exceptionally well for doctors and nurses in our recent San Diego trial run.

“Absolutely, the Opt-Shield™ is a Bona Fide advance in peri-operative care settings as it helps us care for surgical patients more safely and efficiently.”

“Protecting the patient from self-injury when waking up from anesthesia… such as corneal abrasion.”

“I can easily tuck the arms all by myself which usually requires two person… especially in obese patients.”

“Moving patient from bed-to-bed is very easy with gravity-assisted technique”

” I like it best how the Opt-Shield™ helps with securement and organization of lines. This improves quality and safety.”

More testimonials >>

&Patented (U.S. patent #8,661,580)

Latest News

Opt-Shield helps keep patient WARMER to reduce risk of HYPOTHERMIA and its complications

  • October 1, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT: Recent study published in the AORN JOURNAL showed the Opt-Shield LITHOTOMY as an effective PASSIVE WARMING to supplement active warming in Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy/Hysterectomy. The study showed that Opt-shield patients, compared with linen, were much warmer at the end of surgery. Foam pads for the arms and ulnar area & multiple layers of fabric insulate […]

Articles

  • January 2, 2013

To better understand the need for our products, review these articles: Newest Article from Dr. Brandon Giap about the Opt-Shield™  a Safe Patient-Handling System for Surgical Patients Nerve Injury Associated with Anesthesia Nursing Law Journal of Brachial Plexus & Peripheral Nerve Injury Perioperative Corneal Abrasions American Journal of Surgery What does one minute of operating room […]

Opt-Shield™ SUPINE Now Available

  • December 17, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Opt-Shield™ SUPINE is now available. Opt-Shield™ SUPINE is ideal for procedures that require patients’ arms to be secured to the OR table. Order Opt-Shield™ SUPINE directly from BCG Medical by calling us or contacting us directly.