Antiquated positioning systems, counter to their intended effect, may intensify risks of HAPI formation. For example, direct contact with non-breathable surfaces may increase the risk of skin maceration and tissue breakdown when moisture cannot dissipate at a natural rate.
Additionally, abrasive surfaces may increase friction during and after positioning, increasing the risk of tissue damage and pressure injury. It is estimated that the cost incurred by hospitals per HAPI incident is $43,1803
Unfortunately, patients under general anesthesia lack both protective reflexes and the ability to communicate, exposing them completely to the risks of these hospital acquired injuries.
Xodus Medical has developed a focused line of products dedicated to improving patient safety in prone positions. We work closely with OR staff members and patient safety advocates to minimize positioning related risks. Our approach to reducing HAPI formation involves:
Specialty materials that are open-celled and breathable
Maintain ideal levels of moisture, pH, etc. near the patients skin
Products that are soft to the touch, supportive and shape conforming
Reduce friction and skin shearing
Reduce the risk of surgical site infections and cross-contamination
Latex Free guarantee
Guards against allergic reactions and environmental risks
Products that inflate and/or take shape immediately upon removal from packaging
Improve surgical set-up times