The Pink Pad®

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The Pink Pad ®

Maximizing Safety in Trendelenburg

The Pink Pad Trendelenburg Positioning System is an innovative, patented, clinically-preferred solution for increasing patient safety in Trendelenburg. It protects patients against unwanted movement throughout surgical procedures, as well as nerve-injury and Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury (HAPI) risks.

The #1 Clinically Preferred Solution Among the World's Top Surgical Hospitals

U.S. Patents: 8,464,720; 8,511,314; 9,161,876; 9,750,656; 9,782,287; 9,931,262; 9,949,883; 10,045,902; 10,285,890; 10,324,050; 11,484,456; Additional Patents Pending

Biodegradable Tag

Introducing The Pink Pad Biodegradable

  • The only product of its kind to meet ASTM Standards for Biodegradability
  • The most innovative, patented, clinically-preferred solution for increasing patient safety in the Trendelenburg position
  • Safer for patients; safer for the environment!

Independent Laboratory Tested & Certified

Xodus Medical’s original, proprietary formulation for the Pink Pad has been technologically enhanced to achieve full biodegradability in accordance with ASTM D5511 standards.

Complete biodegradability is accomplished through a timely conversion of the Pink Pad into an organic substance.

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Reduced Carbon Footprint

Xodus Medical is focused on reducing manufacturing and supply-related carbon emissions.

The Pink Pad is proudly Made in the USA, and distributed via an increasingly sustainable supply network. These efforts help us achieve unique, but associated goals that include maximizing product quality, a more carbon-neutral manufacturing future, and making surgery safer.

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Simple, Safe Solutions that Help Patient Safety Advocates Meet

Guidelines & Recommendations

Pink Pad

Official AORN Guidelines Cite Research1

  • Demonstrating the use of the Pink Pad resulted in “significantly less [patient] movement at all anatomical landmarks.” Section 5.6 - Positioning the Patient
  • That establishes obesity as a “major predictor of movement” in Trendelenburg positions, where “researchers concluded that patients on the Pink Pad had significantly less displacement.” Section 5.6 - Positioning the Patient

Additionally, AORN Guidelines State:

  • “Do not use shoulder braces.” Section 5.7 - Positioning the Patient
  • “Compression over the acromion by shoulder braces can injure the brachial plexus. This injury is exacerbated by the muscle-relaxing, joint-mobilizing effects of general anesthesia.” Section 5.7 - Positioning the Patient
  • “When tucking the patient’s arms at the sides and securing them with a draw sheet, protect the patient’s elbows and hands with extra padding.” Section 3.17.1 - Positioning the Patient
  • “Ulnar or radial nerve injury can occur if the patient’s arm is allowed to rest against the metal surface of the OR bed.” Section 3.15 - Positioning the Patient
  • “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.” Section 1.1 - Environmental Cleaning
  • “Patient sliding increases the risk for skin breakdown as a result of friction and gravitational forces. Preventing the patient from sliding on the OR bed decreases shear and reduces the potential for pressure on the brachial plexus.” Section 5.5 - Trendelenburg Positioning
  • “Preventing the patient from sliding on the OR bed is important for preventing patient injury that may occur in robotic assisted procedures if the patient’s position shifts after the device is docked. If the patient slips during the time the robotic system is engaged, incisional tears could occur at the port sites that could cause hernias.” Section 5.5 - Trendelenburg Positioning

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The Material Difference

Breathable open-cell material
The Pink Pad's unique material was developed and refined over a period of several years. Beyond preventing unwanted patient movement in steep Trendelenburg, the Pink Pad offers patients unparalleled skin protection. Unique softness, breathability, immersion, and envelopment characteristics protect against HAPI (Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury) formation.

Optimally-balanced material properties are a leading reason why the Pink Pad has emerged as the clinically-preferred Trendelenburg positioning solution in top hospitals around the world.

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 Data2 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

Prevent Patient Sliding

Prevent Patient Sliding

Safe patient positioning in steep Trendelenburg can only be achieved when patient sliding is eliminated. Doing so helps hospitals comply with CMS guidelines for avoiding positioning-related injuries and Never Events.

The Pink Pad is the safest, most effective solution for reducing patient sliding in steep Trendelenburg; even for heavy, high-BMI patients.

Reduce HAPI Risk

Reduce HAPI Risk

The Pink Pad was designed specifically for direct-skin contact. Its unique material is breathable, moisture wicking, insulative, soft-to-the-touch, immersive, and enveloping.

Independent studies prove that the Pink Pad reduces erythema compared to other positioning solutions.3

No nerve injury

Eliminate Brachial Plexus Injury Risk

The Pink Pad is clinically proven to reduce post-operative pain in surgical patients.4 It functions without placing pressure on the head, neck, or shoulders; thereby eliminating the risk of preventable nerve injuries.

No Tape

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. Avoiding the use of tape in patient positioning helps protect against equipment damage, and improves infection-control within the OR.

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

Reduce Time, Costs and Unnecessary Risk


Safer, Faster

  • Setup time under one minute saves your hospital up to $1,900 per procedure*
    *Based on OR costs of $100/minute11 12, and 20-minute average setup times for competitive systems
  • Standardized best-practices can be achieved with pre-configured kits, eliminating makeshift "off-label" solutions

Less Time for Risk

  • The risk of pressure injuries increases by 40% every 30 minutes of surgery6
  • For each hour of the duration of surgery, the risk of SSI increased by 34%7
  • Prolonged anesthesia duration is associated with increased odds of complication, venous thromboembolism, increased length of stay, and return to operating room.8

Clinical Evidence

  • “Postoperative erythema was significantly less common on the Pink Pad…” 9
  • “Patients on the Pink Pad had significantly less displacement with Trendelenburg and faster positioning compared to the other surfaces.” 9
  • “Uterine manipulation was easier on the Pink Pad…” 10
  • “…There was significantly less pain in the Pink Pad group… [it] presents a novel opportunity to limit the narcotic requirement after minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.” 10
9 Read the Landmark Study in The Journal of Gynecologic Surgery

10 Read the abstract from The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

What Our Customers are Saying

The Pink Pad safely and comfortably secures patients in Trendelenburg in top hospitals around the world. It has proven itself to be the most effective solution for maximizing patient safety in steep Trendelenburg. Here is what medical professionals have to say:

The Pink Pad has eliminated patient slippage completely! It is easy to attach to the OR bed, and less staff is needed for positioning! Our “wheels in to cut time” has been greatly reduced as well. The Pink Pad has been a great product for our OR!

— Claudette Hency
     Clinical Coordinator of General Surgery, RN, CNOR
     Southeast Health

I've been using the Pink Pad for over two years, and have found it to be indispensable. I'm a staff anesthesiologist at St Luke's Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas with over 15 years experience and do a majority of robotically assisted cases. Especially in these cases where extremes of positioning is a requirement the Pink Pad is not only desirable, it's an absolute requirement. I wholeheartedly recommend its use for all your cases where positioning is very important.

— Dr. Philip Garcia, M.D.
     Anesthesiologist, Vice-Chief of Staff
     St. Luke's Baptist Hospital

We recently completed a successful robotically-assisted, laparoscopic total hysterectomy on a patient that was 147 kg (324 lb) with a BMI of 46. The Pink Pad held the patient in place for the duration of the procedure. We are very pleased with the Pink Pad.

— Brett Hilliard, CRNA
     Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies

The Pink Pad has allowed me to feel more confident that I can position the patient quickly, while saving OR setup costs and still maximize patient safety. Those of us dedicated to pushing the boundaries of minimally invasive surgery need to utilize innovative products that can both increase patient safety and improve operating room efficiency. I feel confident that by using the Pink Pad, my patients are safe from moving on the table during extreme positioning maneuvers and avoid skin irritation and breakdown associated with other products.

— Daniel Gilbert, D.O., Urology
     Arizona Oncology

Watch & Learn

Observe How and Why The Pink Pad Helps Improve Patient Safety

The Pink Pad Product Video

The Pink Pad: How to Use

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The Pink Pad - Safe Assist

The Pink Pad - Safe Assist

The Safest, Most Clinically-Proven and Preferred
Trendelenburg Positioning Solution — Now Easier to Use

  • More easily transfer and position patients with integrated straps
  • Safely prevent patient sliding, HAPI formation, and nerve damage in Trendelenburg positioning
  • Establish a clinical evidence-based best practice for reducing peak pressure and preventing unwanted patient movement

The Pink Pad - Safe Assist made it easier and safer for our staff to position and move patients, especially those with a higher BMI.

— Kate Schuh White, MD, FACOG - OB/GYN

The Pink Pad - One Step

The Pink Pad - One Step

A Safe, Streamlined, and Complete Trendelenburg Positioning System

To ensure safe patient positioning in Trendelenburg, leading ORs trust the Pink Pad. In terms of convenience, our new One Step solution takes the Pink Pad to a whole new level!
  • Establish a best practice standard-of-care13 with a single-step, streamlined patient positioning system
  • Setup time under one minute saves your hospital up to $1,900 per procedure*

    *Based on OR costs of $100/minute14 15, and 20-minute average setup times for competitive systems

Our Most Popular Kit

#40595 - The Pink Pad XL - Trendelenburg Positioning Kit

This Kit Includes:
  • 1 Pink Pad XL
  • 1 Pair of Standard One-Step Arm Protectors w/ DermaProx™
  • 1 PinkProtect Head Positioner
  • 1 Set of Skin-Friendly Body Straps
  • 1 Lift Sheet
Case Quantity: 3 kits
Product Dimensions:
Pad: 40″ x 20″ x 1″ w/ Perineal Cutout
Arm Protector: 22″ x 14″ x 1″


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