Here’s what leading authorities say:
"This protective shield [ZEROWET SUPERSHIELD] allows forceful irrigation without splatter of infectious fluids."
James Roberts, MD & Jerris Hedges, MD
Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, 5th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, 2009
"A 20 to 35 ml syringe attached to a ZEROWET SPLASHIELD is recommended for irrigation. This shield reproduces the 5 to 8 psi of an 18 or 19 gauge catheter ...The ZEROWET has been shown to be very effective for caregiver protection from irrigant splatter."
Alexander Trott, MD
Wounds and Lacerations, Emergency Care and Closure, 2nd ed., Mosby, 1997
Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
"The ZEROWET SPLASHIELD is a well-designed, easy-to-use, inexpensive product that should minimize risk of bloody spray splashing on healthcare workers, and needlestick injuries. It’s a great product that should be used in every emergency department."
Gabor Kelen, MD, FACEP, FRCP(C)
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Chairman, National ACEP AIDS Task Force
Author of over thirty-five original articles, and eight textbook chapters regarding emergency physician risk of exposure to HIV and other bloodborne pathogens
"As an emergency department director, I am constantly deluged with advertisements for products and services. Not many of them meet my needs, let alone serve a useful purpose. The ideal product is one that is easy to use, effective, and inexpensive. The ZEROWET SPLASHIELD is just that."
Robert J. Rothstein, MD, FACEP
Director, Emergency Department, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD
Editor Emeritus, ACEP Publication, Emergency Medicine, A Comprehensive Study Guide
"Correct use of the ZEROWET SPLASHIELD produces the least irrigator exposure to
splatter, and after ten irrigations, with a total of 2L of [methylene blue] irrigation fluid, resulted in absolutely no facial splatter."
EC Pigman, MD, et al, “Splatter During Jet Irrigation Cleansing of a Wound Model: A
Comparison of Three Inexpensive Devices”, Annals of Emergency Medicine, October, 1993