The Zapp Shield

  • 1400 Green Mount Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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Try The New Tethered & PPE Covered
Radiation Shield For Patients
Try The New Zapp Shield!

Radiology examinations performed at the patient's bedside often present two patient safety problems. One problem is radiation shields for patients are often missing or misplaced and not available when needed. The other problem is the shield's cleanliness status is questionable. Cleaning shields properly, twice for each patient, is very labor intensive, time consuming and an out-dated nuisance, that is if you can find the right cleaning materials.

Try the new Zapp Shield, a dual purpose radiation shield that keeps the shield in place and keeps the patient protective equipment (PPE) covered shield clean. The shield cover prevents patient touch contamination which interrupts the chain of infection. We can break the chain of COVID and other infectious diseases by cleaning our hands properly before completely covering the shield to protect the patient.

The Zapp Shield

Do You Need the New Zapp Shield?

Contaminated patient safety equipment causes the transmission of infectious germs to patients. Radiation shields are required to be cleaned before and after each patient's use to prevent touch (contact) contamination. No one should assume the shield was cleaned by the last user before using it on the next patient. Cleaning a radiation shield properly requires cleaning both sides along with cleaning a third surface area to lay the shield on to wipe the shield clean. The Zapp Shield eliminates two time consuming and tiring shield wipedown sessions required for each patient. Cleaning shields is absolutely inefficient and unnecessary work. It often takes more time to clean the shield than to perform the x-ray exam. That may explain why cleaning the shield is seen as such a nuisance that the task is frequently skipped over. Seeing is believing! The new Zapp Shield's safety features replace a 7 minute cleaning task with a 7 second solution. Covering the shield is the most effective, efficient, practical, and cost-effective means of ensuring shield cleanliness and shield readiness. The portable imaging cassette is no longer cleaned between patients. Instead, the cassette has been completely covered since 1995 (25 years). Radiation shields should be tethered and completely covered to best protect each patient. The new Zapp Shield solves the misplaced and contaminated radiation shield problems in 2020.

The Zapp Shield
  • The Zapp Shield

    Provides 24/7 shield protection availability and readiness. The shield is kept in place with a 16 ft. auto-retractable tether and is encased in a single-use PPE cover. The impervious cover prevents COVID and other disease contamination. The cover allows quick, clean and assured shield readiness for the next patient. Clean hands and clean medical equipment are two of the most effective means of preventing the spread of germs in healthcare.

  • The Zapp Shield

    Removes the hassle, inconvenience and risks by keeping the shield in place and keeping the shield clean. Since not cleaning and disinfecting the shield is the bigger problem, then completely covering the shield is the better solution. Patient care improves when patient safety improves.

  • The Zapp Shield

    Built on cleanliness and reliability that works to achieve a Joint Commission's 2020 National Patient Safety Goal - to prevent the spread of infection. The new ergonomically designed and stationary shield allows every patient to be protected from the invisible and preventable harm of scatter ionizing radiation and COVID shield contact contamination.

  • The Zapp Shield

    Crafted to cover more of the patient's radiation sensitive anatomy (pelvis, breast, thyroid and eyes, when possible) by minimizing the radiation dose thus making it "as low as reasonably achievable" - the ALARA principle.

  • The Zapp Shield

    Designed and engineered to hang upside down while stored on the x-ray machine. It allows the technologist to slide the shield cover on and off easily without touching the shield. The easy tear-off covers are on a roll of 200 per box.



A PPE Covered Radiation Shield Ensures Safer Patient Protection

The Zapp Shield's single -use PPE cover is a protective barrier that is easy-to-use and makes a transparent and convincing difference by eliminating shield touch contamination. Earning and maintaining each patient's trust is necessary to create the shield safety reassurance your patients need and deserve. Radiation shields need to provide more comprehensive and trustworthy patient safety care. The Zapp Shield applies updated quality patient safety centered care standards and uses highly effective evidence based safety features.


This Problem Solver Will Set New Standards!

Solving the two most common patient shielding problems removes the worry, doubt, uncertainty and risks of shield safety readiness to keep patients safe. Most patient shields used today are under-engineered and out-dated. A tethered and PPE covered radiation shield stops shield misplacement and touch contamination spread. The Zapp Shield is a game-changing problem solver with potential to be the best practice standard for patient radiation shielding in healthcare. Any safety device is only as strong as its weakest link. The new patient shielding process is fortified with quick and transparent performance, proven effectiveness and convenience.


Patients Will Avoid Harm While Seeking Medical Care To Get Well

The Zapp Shield has streamlined the patient radiation shielding process, making it much easier to protect patients from misplaced and contaminated shields. The shield provides consistent availability with quick, efficient, and safer shield touch protection that is critical in today's busy, alert and safety-minded healthcare environment. The Zapp Shield's PPE accelerates clinical workflow productivity that uses the best safety practices to break the chain of infection of radiation shields for patients. The PPE covered shield renovates equipment-to-patient protection and increases service satisfaction with peace of mind. The Zapp Shield is such a necessity on the front line of patient care in this COVID Pandemic that it actually sells itself! Since not cleaning the shield is the bigger problem, then covering the shield is the safest solution.

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