Operating staff can be one of the main sources of contamination, an individual can release 1,000,000,000 skin cells per day through skin shedding, out of which approximately 10% of particles carry microorganisms.3
Dr. Düsing is a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery St. Elisabeth hospital, Leipzig, Germany
The hood and the visor offer a protective function against blood- and liquid splashes, especially in face and eyes.4
Flyte togas and hoods provide full coverage
to the head and neck region without any gaps
The ECDC recommends using a separate splash-proof hood for full protection of the face area since most valved FFP respirators are not certified as splash proof.
An FFP1, 2 or 3 mask can be worn underneath Flyte, to combine respiratory and liquid protection.
AAMI Level 4*
highest grade fabric helping safeguard against exposure to infectious bodily fluids and transfer of microorganisms and particulate matter**
helping you maintain clear visibility during surgery, easily peel the lens away
* AAMI PB70 standard for level 4 protection
**Critical zones of the togas meet Level 4 protection against bloodborne pathogens per AAMI PB70, less critical zones meet Level 1
***All Flyte lenses meet the EN-166 standard for protective eyewear.
Flyte Hood and Toga
(A) Water-resistant gown
(B) Strong sealed seems
(C) Clear visibility
Flyte Surgical Helmet
(A) High-intensity LED technology
(B) Lithium ios battery power
(C) Chinguard Control buttons
(D) Temperature control
Single use face shield for use
in Emergency Health Care Setting
Stryker’s Face shield helps protect healthcare professionals against both superficial mechanical injury as well as against prolonged contact with water.
1. Singh, B.I. (2006). Risk of conjunctival contamination in total joint arthroplasty. Journal of Hospital Infection, 63, 275-280.
2. Mansour, A., Even, J., Phillips, S., & Halpern, J. (2009). Eye protection in orthopaedic surgery. An in vitro study of various forms of eye protection and their effectiveness. The Journal of bone and joint surgery American volume, 91 (5), 1050-4.
3. Sandle, IVTNetwork, 2014 (http://www.ivtnetwork.com/article/people-cleanrooms-understanding-and-monitoring-personnel-factor)
4. *Critical zones of the togas meet Level 4 protection against bloodborne pathogens per AAMI PB70, less critical zones meet Level 1. SMACC 2020-24994 Last Updated June/20204. Dr. Düsing is a paid consultant of Stryker. The opinions expressed herein are the opinions of Dr. Düsing and not necessarily those of Stryker. Individual experiences may vary.
*Critical zones of the togas meet Level 4 protection against bloodborne pathogens per AAMI PB70, less critical zones meet Level 1.
For respiratory protection, the ECDC Guidelines recommend using an FFP2 or FFP3 respirator when assessing a suspected COVID-19 case or managing a confirmed case, and an FFP3 mask for aerosol generating procedures.The ECDC recommends using a separate splash-proof hood for full protection of the face area since most valved FFP respirators are not certified as splash proof.