Adjustable Surgical Support and Anesthetist Device
Emory University researchers have developed the BEAST™, a medical support and anesthetist device for use with a surgical drape or sheet. It isolates sterile and non-sterile fields to decrease the risk of infection, and provides the anesthetist with an unobstructed route to the patient. The device has four vertical support legs that clamp directly to the surgical table above the patient's head. The base device has two adjustable support arms that extend outward in a fixed or adjustable manner away from the surgical field to secure the drape or sheet. The support arms have additional brackets for safe and secure attachment of medical equipment. Two horizontal, pivoting platforms provide the physician with stability and support throughout the surgical procedure.