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Deroyal Bariatric Foam Positioners Kit
DeRoyal foam surgical positioners help prevent tissue distress to protect patients during surgery. Surgical foam provides support and relief of pressure points better than rolled sheets and blankets, which are sometimes used to position larger patients during surgery. The bariatric positioners are latex-free, disposable and are wider and thicker than the company’s other positioners. The foam positioners are designed to minimize patient discomfort and injury, while reducing the chance of injury during movement.

 

Action Pediatric Positioning Products
Action pediatric positioning products are designed specifically for pediatric patients and procedures. Made with Action’s proprietary Akton Viscoelastic polymer, the positioning products are specifically designed to prevent decubitis ulcers. The reusable pads come in a variety of shapes for specific procedures.

 

Xodus medical pigazziXodus Medical Pigazzi Patient Positioning System
The Pigazzi Patient Positioning System (PPPS) is designed for procedures requiring steep Trendelenburg positioning of patients. A Single use Pad, Liftsheet and Body Strap require minimal set-up while creating a complete positioning system for gynecological, colorectal, urological, laparoscopic and robotic procedures. The PPPS is made of shape-conforming, high-density foam material that molds to the body, providing stability to maintain patient positioning. The body is supported and secured without unnecessary pressure on the neck, shoulders or arms, offering protection against nerve damage and pressure ulcers. The system’s open cell technology and anti-motion properties prevent slippage and repositioning. The single use design decreases potential cross-contamination associated with the utilization of reusable devices that require cleaning and maintenance.

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