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Pressure Injury Prevention for Prolonged Patient Positioning

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Patient Safety Advantages

  • Featuring PinkProtect — an immersive, enveloping, breathable and moisture-wicking material for the utmost protection against HAPIs
  • Multiple materials with varying densities to deliver optimal pressure distribution
  • Proven, skin-friendly positioners designed to improve patient safety throughout prolonged surgical procedures
  • Unique designs tailored to the specific requirements of OR patient positioning

Simple, Safe Solutions that Help Patient Safety Advocates Meet

Guidelines & Recommendations

Pink Protect Positioning Systems

Official AORN Guidelines Recommend1

  • Elevate the patient’s heels off of the underlying surface. Offloading the supine patient’s heels increases perfusion and helps prevent pressure injury.” Section 5.11 - Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Flex the patient’s knees approximately 5-10 degrees. Positioning the knees in a slight flexion prevents popliteal vein compression and reduces the patient’s risk for DVT.” Section 4.2 - Positioning the Patient

  • “Providing additional pressure-redistributing padding at the patient’s knees helps prevent pressure injury.” Section 7.10 - Positioning the Patient
  • Do not use towels, sheets, and/or blankets as positioning devices. Using rolled or folded towels, sheets, or blankets as positioning devices increase pressure, contributes to friction injuries, and decreases the pressure redistributing properties of the support surface.” Section 5.5 - Pressure Injury Prevention
  • “Direct pressure on the patient’s eyes may cause retinal artery occlusion. The eyes should be checked periodically throughout the surgery to make sure the head has not moved and there is no compression on the eyes.” Section 11.2.1 - Positioning the Patient
  • “Position the patient on two chest supports that extend from the clavicle to the iliac crest. Chest supports allow chest and abdominal expansion and decrease intra-abdominal pressure.” Section 7.7 - 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
  • “Patients who undergo procedures in the prone position are vulnerable to pressure injury on the face, breasts, lower costal margins, iliac crests, genitalia, knees, and toes.” Section 7.1 - Prone Positioning
  • “Placing padding under the patient’s shins provides greater pressure redistribution than placing padding under the dorsum of the patient’s foot. Preventing pressure on the tips of the patient’s toes reduces the incidence of pressure injuries and foot drop.” Section 7.11 - Prone Positioning

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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

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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/minute7 8, 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 surgery3
  • For each hour of the duration of surgery, the risk of SSI increased by 34%4
  • Prolonged anesthesia duration is associated with increased odds of complication, venous thromboembolism, increased length of stay, and return to operating room.5

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Positioning Suggestions

Best-practices that help perioperative leaders meet AORN
guidelines and recommendations for safe patient positioning

Clinical Evidence

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

What Our Customers are Saying...

If you already use Xodus Medical Pink Pad Products in the OR, then you know how amazingly breathable the proprietary, open-cell material is. It prevents shear and wicks away moisture, preventing irritation and breakdown.

— Susie Hammant, RN, CNOR
     Metairie, LA


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