The Pink Peg Board Kit

The Pink Peg Board Kit

Reduce HAPI Risk and Maximize Patient Safety in the Lateral Decubitus Position

Patient on Peg Board

New Layers of Protection

DermaProx Pink Peg Board Pad
  • Help prevent Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs)
  • Maximize immersion, envelopment, softness, breathability, as well as positioning security with DermaProx Pink™
  • An ultra-supportive pressure management core distributes pressure over the most challenging positioning surfaces

Simple, Safe Solutions that Help Patient Safety Advocates Meet

AORN Guidelines & Recommendations

Patient callouts

Official AORN Guidelines Recommend1

  • “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 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

HAPI Prevention: Covered

Peg Example

Unique, dual-layer peg covers combine skin-friendly DermaProx™ with ultra supportive, high density cores; optimally balancing HAPI reducing characteristics including pressure distribution and breathability.


Unlock Time Savings

  • Setup time: less than 1 minute
  • Eliminate the need for custom, off-label positioning components
  • Reduce setup time, cost, and eliminate cross-contamination risks
Peg Board Adjustable Lateral Headrest

Standardize Clinical Best Practices

Provide a consistent, safe standard of care for every patient, in every procedure, every time.

Innovative, yet supportive materials offer protection against HAPIs, regardless of patient weight or BMI. Pink Peg Board Kits can be tailored to the unique needs of your surgical specialty.

Clinical Evidence

  • “Postoperative erythema was significantly less common on the Pink Pad…” 3
  • “There was significantly less pain in the Pink Pad group versus the gel-pad group.” 3
3 Read the Most Recently Published Pink Pad Research

Our Most Popular Configuration

Pink Peg Board Kit

#PBK10001 Includes:
  • DermaProx Pink™ Armboard Protectors w/ Straps
  • DermaProx Pink™ Peg Board Pad
  • Peg Board Adjustable Lateral Headrest
  • Universal DermaProx™ Peg Covers (4)
  • Skin-Friendly Body Strap and Lift Sheet
  • Case Quantity: 1 kit

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