Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Painshield work?
Painshield MD applies ultrasound energy through a treatment patch that is placed at, or close to, the center of the painful area. The user may feel minor warmth at the treatment patch site during the treatment period. Painshield MD should be used under the prescription of a physician or physical therapist.
How do I use the Painshield?
Once the unit is charged and the patch connected to the driver unit, clean and dry the skin over the painful area. If necessary shave the area to allow good contact with skin and to help patch removal later. Make sure the area is free of wounds or other lesions. Place the patch in position and switch on the control unit. The unit runs for 7 cycles, each consisting of an ACTIVE period of 30 minutes and an IDLE period of 30 minutes, for a total of 6.5 hours. The unit requires recharging prior to the next use.
Does insurance cover the Painshield?
Unfortunately we do not have a reimbursable code for the Painshield. However, many patients have had success in submitting an invoice and a letter of medical necessity from their physician to their insurance company. When filing a claim please use the DME code E1399.
UroShield is composed of two components: A disposable component – the actuator, which is clipped onto the external portion of any Foley catheter, and a portable, AC or battery powered driver unit which activates the actuator. Once the urinary catheter has been placed into the patient’s bladder, the actuator is clipped on the extracorporeal part of the catheter and the device is activated.
Is this available in the U.S.?
Not at this time. We will update you when it does come available to the U.S. It is however, available to the other parts of the world.
How does the Woundshield work?
The WoundShield system delivers localized energy to expedite tissue healing. Therapeutic transducers are incorporated into disposable patches used to accelerate wound healing. Additionally, WoundShield can be used to enhance oxygen and topical drug delivery, producing an effect like an injection without any needles, similar to an Iontophoresis patch. WoundShield can be incorporated to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy providing a synergetic wound healing effect. With its unique low-frequency and low-intensity, this product expedites healing, enhances oxygen supply, and facilitates topical medicine delivery. Patients will start to experience the therapeutic benefits of ultrasound for wound healing immediately.
How does the NG-Shield work?
Nasogastric (NG) tubes are one of the most commonly used medical devices, however, related complications. The NG-Shield offers patients requiring indwelling NG tubes the Reduces pain and discomfort associated with Nasogastric tube usage first solution ever for NG tube related pain and discomfort. The NG-Shield reduces friction and interaction time between tube and tissue leading to improved tolerability. NG-Shield has been shown to reduce both nasal and pharyngeal pain and discomfort. Thus preventing NG tube related trauma and complications. NG-Shield may be easily applied to any available Nasogastric tube.
How do I use the NG-Shield?
NG-Shield can be attached to the external portion of any NG tube effectively turning any tube into an active therapeutic device.