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Foam Patient Positioners (Theatre)

Superior Pressure Distribution

Pressure

Common Sites for Pressure Points

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Surgical patients may have compromised mobility and sensory deficits attributed to the use of specific types of anaesthesia care that include general, regional, monitored anaesthesia care, and moderate sedation/analgesia. The administration of sedative medications results in levels of sedation that range from consciousness to unconsciousness (Odom & Watson, ,20051).

As a surgical patient advances on the sedation continuum toward the level of general anaesthesia, there are a loss of protective mechanisms that include decreased pain sensation, loss of mobility and consciousness. Positioning injuries may occur if there is a failure to implement risk reduction strategies to avoid direct pressure, friction, and/or shear forces to a dependent body part.

The understanding of pressure is essential for the prevention of a patient positioning injury during surgery. Pressure occurs when the skin is compressed between a bony prominence and a hard surface such as the procedure bed. When external pressure exceeds normal capillary pressure of 32mm Hg, the patient is placed at an increase risk for impaired tissue perfusion. (Walton-Geer, 20092; AORN, 20103). It is the effect of direct pressure exceeding capillary pressure of 32mm Hg that may cause restriction of adequate circulation, resulting in ischemia of the underlying tissue.

Pressure combined with friction and shear that occurs on body areas with bony prominences create an opportunity for tissue damage. It is this type of tissue damage that may progress to a pressure ulcer attributed to improper patient positioning during surgical procedures. An understanding and knowledge of common pressure sites allow perioperative team members to select appropriate positioning devices and apply positioning techniques that will limit exposure to capillary pressure greater than 32mm Hg on tissue where possible.

Devon™ foam positioners have been proven to reduce pressure distribution by 48% at levels above 32mm Hg (Independent study4)

  1. Odom-Forren J, Watson DS. History of moderate sedation. In: Odom-Forren J, Watson DS, eds. Practical Guide to Moderate Sedation/Analgesia. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elevier; 2005.
  2. Walton-Geer PS. Prevention of pressure uscers in the surgical patient. AORN Journal. 2009.
  3. Association of Perioperative Register Nurses. Recommended practices for positioning the patient in the perioperative practice setting. In: Blanchard J, Burlingame B, Chard R, Denholm B, Giarrizzo-Wilson S, Maxwell-Downing D, Mitchell S, Ogg M, Petersen M, eds. Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. 2010 Edition. Denver, CO: 2010.
  4. Principal Investigator Morris V. Shelanski, M.D., C.M.

The Devon™ positioning products offer a reliable, efficient and economical solution for the safe alignment and support of surgical patients during surgery. The non toxic, firm density foam reduces the pressure and provides the ideal combination of exceptional stability and cushioning to common pressure sites.

Devon™ Head Positioners

  • High density foam head positioners for maintaining normal head and body alignment
  • Redistributes pressure to minimize the risk of postoperative occipital alopecia
  • Designed to suit sensitive facial features
  • Slotted head positioners designed to accommodate tubing
  • Whole in one positioner can also be used for legs, heels, knees or other extremities

Devon™ Body Positioners

  • Cushioning and protection for arms, shoulders, elbows, ulnar nerves, bony prominences and other pressure points
  • Maximum support of legs, knees, heels, ankles and feet
  • Redistribute pressure while maintaining proper circulation
  • Designed to provide optimum exposure to operative site
  • Stabilizes patient torso comfortably and safely
  • Provides protection, correct alignment, and comfort for a variety of procedures

Devon™ Upper Extremity Body Positioners

  • Variety of positioners provide support, stability and protection for shoulders, elbows, ulnar nerve, and bony prominences
  • Designed to help maintain proper alignment
  • Aids in pressure distribution of critical pressure points during the surgical procedure

Devon™ Lower Body Positioners

  • Variety of positioners to provide support stability and protection for legs, ankles heels and feet during surgical procedures
  • Reduce risk of pressure sores and nerve damage while maintaining proper circulation
  • Designed to provide maximum exposure to operative site
  • Reduce friction and shear

Devon™ Large Patient Positioners

  • Safe, consistent positioning for larger patients
  • Provides additional protection for patients vulnerable to skin integrity concerns
  • Wider, thicker pieces designed to distribute weight and maintain circulation
  • Raspberry Swirl foam is 1.35 pounds per cubic foot for optimal support

Slotted Adult Head Positioner

Product Code 31143160S

Type Head

Pack Qty 1

Frame Head Positioner with Right Slot

Product Code 31143020S

Type Head

Pack Qty 1

Soft Touch Head Positioner

Product Code 31163184S

Type Head

Pack Qty 1

Adult Head Positioner

Product Code 31143129S

Type Head

Pack Qty 1

Child Head Positioner

Product Code 31143194S

Type Head

Pack Qty 1

Whole-In-One Head Positioner, 8, 10, 15 & 23cm Ring

Product Code 31143152S

Type Head

Pack Qty 1

Bagel Head Positioner, 18cm Ring

Product Code 31143145S

Type Head

Pack Qty 1

Bagel Head Positioner, 23cm Ring

Product Code 31143137S

Type Head

Pack Qty 1

Operating Room Table Wedge

Product Code 31143103S

Type Body

Size 46 x 20 x 20cm

Pack Qty 1

Body Alignment Wedge

Product Code 31143392S

Type Body

Size 55 x 30 x 22cm

Pack Qty 1

Convoluted Operating Room Table Pad

Product Code 31163457S

Type Body

Size 183 x 51 x 5cm

Pack Qty 1

Convoluted Utility Pad

Product Code 31143384S

Type Body

Size 51 x 30 x 30cm

Pack Qty 1

Chest Roll

Product Code 31143418S

Type Body

Size 43 x 13cm

Pack Qty 1

Bolster, Small

Product Code 31143434S

Type Body

Size 46 x 18cm

Pack Qty 1

Bolster, Large

Product Code 31143442S

Type Body

Size 76 x 18cm

Pack Qty 1

Convoluted Ulnar Nerve Protector

Product Code 31143095S

Type Upper Extremity

Size 41 x 15 x 5cm

Pack Qty 1

Convoluted Arm Board Pad

Product Code 31143467S

Type Upper Extremity

Size 41 x 15 x 5cm

Pack Qty 1

Arm Cradle

Product Code 31143491S

Type Upper Extremity

Size 61 x 13 x 8cm

Pack Qty 1

Cradle Positioner

Product Code 31157988S

Type Upper Extremity

Pack Qty 1

Small Abduction Pillow

Product Code 31143087S

Type Lower Body

Size 46 x 30 x 15cm

Pack Qty 1

Medium Abduction Pillow

Product Code 31143061S

Type Lower Body

Size 56 x 38 x15cm

Pack Qty 1

Large Abduction Pillow

Product Code 31143053S

Type Lower Body

Size 63 x 46 x 15cm

Pack Qty 1

Frog Leg Positioner

Product Code 31143376S

Type Lower Body

Pack Qty 1

Convoluted Foot and Hell Protector

Product Code 31143178S

Type Lower Body

Pack Qty 1

Arthroscopic Well Leg Holder

Product Code 31143277S

Type Lower Body

Pack Qty 1

Arthroscopic Knee Holder

Product Code 31143046S

Type Lower Body

Pack Qty 1

Visco Round Head Positioner

Product Code 777001S

Type Large Patient

Size Height 3.5“, Diameter 9.0”, Visco Surface 1” Deep

Pack Qty 1

Arm Positioner

Product Code 777002S

Type Large Patient

Size Length 20”, Width 8”, Arm Strap Length 36”

Pack Qty 1

Leg Positioner

Product Code 777003S

Type Large Patient

Size Length 27”, Width 8”, Heel Depth 2”

Pack Qty 1

Supine Positioning Kit - (Includes 1 Visco Round Head Positioner, 1 Pair Arm Positioners, 1 Pair Leg Positioners)

Product Code 777004S

Type Large Patient

Pack Qty 1

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