Pneumatic Patient Positioners
Ethox International introduces its P3 line of pneumatic patient positioners. The Shoulder-Float is an inflatable auxiliary support cushion providing even weight distribution to prevent ischemia and nerve damage in or near the shoulders. The Pelvic Tilt is an obstetrics device designed to lift the patient's right hip 20° to 40° during Cesarean Sections and lengthy deliveries. The Delgado Inflatable Post is a fully adjustable cushion that can be inflated/deflated in sliding over the positioning post during surgery to minimize pressure contact points. The line uses a patented displacement technology for optimum positioning, circulation and respiration while reducing ischemia or nerve damage due to compression. According to the company, all P3 products feature:
- Easy insertion allowing positioners to be slid under the patient and inflated to lift the patient into position.
- The ability to position difficult patients with a few pumps or turn of the stopcock to lower the patient.
- The ability to be used in bariatric patients.
- A compact design and deflatability for easier storage.