Dr Paul Scott developed the SAM Safety Shield device after encountering an ongoing problem; Difficulty bag mask ventilating bearded patients.

With the invention of the SAM Safety Shield for use with Guedel additional benefits were revealed; protecting healthcare professionals from patients aerosolised secretions when patients are unable wear a surgical mask. The development of the SAM Safety Shield Bite Block for endoscopy, bronchoscopy and TOE procedures followed.

Instructions: Click on the course content sections below, starting with “Why aerosolisation is a problem?”.