June 11, 1991
An umbrella for protecting health provides from the ejection of contaminants from a patient during intubation. The umbrella includes a tubular adapter in axial alignment with a hemispherical shroud, secured thereto by means of a number of radially extending struts. A gutter is circumferentially maintained about an open bottom edge of the shroud. A piercable membrane or removable cap is maintained at a top portion of the shroud and in alignment with the tubular adapter for receipt of a stylet or other medical implement, if required.