Infection-resistant compositions, medical devices and surfaces and methods for preparing and using same

Publication Date

May 17, 1994

Patent Number

US5019096A

Abstract

A surgical splatter shield is provided which is adapted to be carried by a suction catheter for effecting the suction of blood from the area being operated on without the customary undesirable splatter of blood. The surgical splatter shield is preferably in the form of an elongated transparent plate which is transversely curved and which is attached to the customary suction catheter. The plate forming the surgical splatter shield has a sleeve permanently or fixedly attached to the edge of a central aperture. The sleeve extends upwardly from the plate and receives a terminal end of the suction catheter in press-fit or snug engagement.

Infection-resistant compositions, medical devices and surfaces and methods for preparing and using same