The Pink
Lat Pack

The Pink
Lat Pack

b y   X o d u s   M e d i c a l

New Standards for Safe, Effective, and Efficient Lateral Positioning

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Safety Maximized

Increase patient safety with Pink Lat Packs; featuring breathable, moisture-wicking materials that immerse and envelope areas prone to pressure injury.

HAPI occurrence affects 2.5 million patients per year, adding more than $43,180 per patient on average in hospital cost.1

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Simple, Safe Solutions that Help Patient Safety Advocates Meet

AORN Guidelines & Recommendations

The Pink Lat Pack

Official AORN Guidelines Recommend2

  • “As with all surgical positions, surgical staff should be aware of risks to the patient in the lateral position.” Complications associated with lateral position include:
    • Pressure to structures on the dependent side of the patient’s body including the ears, shoulders, ribs, hips, greater femoral head, knees, and ankles – A pressure-reducing table top mattress or pad and additional padding should be used as needed.

    • Brachial plexus injury – Place a padded roll under the lower axilla to reduce the risk of the patient suffering from a brachial plexus injury. The lower shoulder should be slightly forward with the lower arm placed on the armboard palm up. The upper arm should be supported and elevated on an armboard or pillows.
  • “Place a pillow or head positioner under the patient’s head with the dependent ear assessed after positioning.”
  • “Support and secure the patient’s arms on parallel armboards with one arm on each armboard and both arms abducted less than 90 degrees.”
  • “Place an axillary roll under the patient’s dependent thorax, distal to the axillary fold, at the level of the seventh to the ninth rib.”
  • “Maintain the patient’s physiologic spinal and neck alignment.”
  • “Flex the patient’s dependent leg at the hip and knee. (This is done for extra support during the procedure, to reduce the risk of the patient tilting and falling.)”
  • “Position the patient’s upper leg straight and support it with pillows between the legs.”
  • “Place safety straps across the patient’s hips.”
  • “Use lateral support devices.”
  • “A standardized product selection process assists in the selection of functional and reliable products that are safe, cost-effective, and environmentally preferable and that promote quality care, as well as decreases duplication or rapid obsolescence.”

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Proven Pressure Management

In a study of 15 subjects ranging from 16-54 BMI (average BMI 35.5), the Pink Pad provided an average peak pressure reduction of 43%.

US Government Data3 show Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs):
  • Are the direct cause of death for roughly 60,000 patients each year
  • Add an estimated $43,180 in costs per hospital stay
  • Result in more than 17,000 medical lawsuits, annually (the second most common claim after wrongful death)
  • Increase hospital stays by nine days on average

Images shown are of the same 30.85 BMI subject, on a solid surface, with and without the Pink Pad. Tests were conducted with an Xsensor Sensor Pad Model PX 100:48.144.02

Pressure Map

Establish a Best-Practice Standard of Care

Reduce HAPI Risk

Reduce HAPI Risk

Innovative, supportive materials offer protection against HAPIs, regardless of weight or BMI. Pink Lat Packs adapt to provide secure positioning for every patient.

Independent studies prove that the Pink Pad reduces erythema compared to other positioning solutions.4

Optimize Efficiency

  • Setup time: less than 1 minute
  • In clinical trials, an average of 15-20 minutes of OR time was saved during initial patient positioning
  • Faster, easier, safer repositioning of patients whenever necessary

No custom cutting or taping needed

Improve Infection Control

Single-use designs improve workflow and, most importantly, eliminate cross-contamination and Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) risks. By removing the need for custom assembly, patient-safety best practices can be standardized, while infection control risks (i.e. taping) can be avoided.

Surgical site infections account for nearly 22% of the more than 700,000 HAIs that occur annually in the United States.5

Watch & Learn

Interview with Dr. Matthew Puc, Thoracic Surgery

Interview with Dr. Jayram Krishnan, Urologic Surgery

Clinical Evidence

  • “Postoperative erythema was significantly less common on the Pink Pad…” 6
  • “The Pink Pad was associated with less postoperative pain than the gel pad and less postoperative erythema than the beanbag.” 6
6 Read the Most Recently Published Pink Pad Research

What Our Customers are Saying...

Prior to working with Xodus Medical, a solution for lateral positioning that was both safe and efficient simply did not exist. The Lat Packs combine skin-friendly materials with smart configurations that ensure a consistent standard of care. They save our OR a significant amount of time, especially during setup. Most importantly, the safety of our patients is better than ever.

—  Dr. Domenico Savatta, MD
   Chief of Minimally Invasive and Robotic
   Adult Urologic Surgery
   New Jersey

Minimally Invasive Support

Ideal for procedures where surgical access is critical (i.e. Thoracic), Low Profile Wedges work in conjunction with the Pink Pad EXT to provide reliable, safe, and secure lateral positioning. Unparalleled skin protection reduces HAPI risk throughout time-intensive surgeries.

Adjustable Components

Animated wedge angle options

Multi-Angle Wedge

35°, 55°, and 90° inclination options ensure ideal
positioning for every patient and procedure
Adjustable Lateral Headrest

Adjustable Lateral Headrest

Skin-friendly materials, height adjustment options, and an ergonomic design make this the ideal lateral headrest

Helpful Kits

LPK10004 - Savatta Pink Lat Pack
LPK10004 - Savatta Pink Lat Pack™
LPK10005 - Standard Pink Lat Pack
LPK10005 - Standard Pink Lat Pack
LPK10006 - Modified Pink Lat Pack
LPK10006 - Modified Pink Lat Pack

LPK10015 - Thoracic Pink Lat Pack
LPK10015 - Thoracic Pink Lat Pack

Individual Positioning Solutions

#40941 - Lateral Leg Positioner
(Savatta Style)
#40471 - Adjustable Lateral Head Positioner
#40600 - Pink Pad EXT
(w/ Lift Sheet + Body Straps)
#40947 - Low Profile Lateral Wedge
#40943 - Small Body Wedge
#40942 - Multi-Angle Body Wedge

#40946 - 6" Intra-Leg Positioner
#40945 - 3" Intra-Leg Positioner
#40547 - Pink Arm Board Pads
w/ DermaProx + Arm Straps
#40537 - Arm Board Pads
w/ DermaProx + Arm Straps
#40433 - One-Step Arm Protectors
w/ DermaProx
#30220 - Skin-Friendly Body Straps


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