“Protector2020” is a protection chamber for health professionals developed with the objective of mitigating the risks of contagion by SARS CoV-2 during the performance of aerosol-generating procedures in the approach of the patients' airway (intubation and orotracheal extubation).
To fulfill its objective, it is essential to meet some requirements such as visual transparency, anti-luminous reflection, easy cleaning and disinfection and resistance to alkaloid substances. Ergonomics (easy access for the doctor's hands and arms), comfort for the patient and protection for the support nurse are also essential.
This equipment was developed with the support of the medical community through the Board of the College of Anesthesiology of the Portuguese Medical Association, coordinated by Dr. Paulo Lemos. Adjustments were made to the prototype through tests at Hospital Curry Cabral, Hospital de Santo António and Hospital do Barreiro.