New Prevalon™ AirTAP Patient Repositioning System
Turning and boosting patients in bed is critically important for preventing sacral pressure injuries. Unfortunately, due to physical demands and time constraints, it can be difficult to comply to your facility’s schedule. Using air-assisted technology, the uniquely designed AirTAP System requires 80% less force to boost your patients vs. draw sheets.1 START A FREE TRIAL
The AirTAP system makes it safe and easy for you to protect your patients from pressure injuries by offloading the sacrum, minimizing friction and shear and managing moisture.
It also stays under your patient at all times so it’s always ready to assist with turning and boosting. And unlike lift slings and plastic slide sheets, the system offloads the sacrum and helps maintain a 30-degree side lying position. This makes it possible for you to achieve compliance to a q2° turning protocol while providing the best care and minimizing stress on your patient.
The Prevalon Turn & Position Systems are an evolution in patient repositioning. Unlike lift slings and plastic slide sheets, they stay under the patient at all times, so they’re always ready to assist with turning and boosting the patient. The Prevalon Turn & Position Systems help minimize the risk of injury for the healthcare worker.1 This makes it possible for nurses and staff to achieve compliance to a q2 turning protocol while providing the best care and minimizing additional stress on the patient.
Another study found that use of the TAP to turn and reposition critically ill patients resulted in a significant decrease in incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs). No HAPUs occurred after implementing the system and staff saw a 60% decrease in time spent repositioning patients. Thirty-five percent fewer staff members were needed to reposition patients.3
1 Mattress Cover
2 30o Body Wedges
1 Low-Friction Glide Sheet with Anti-Shear Strap
6 M2 Microclimate Pads
30 pads/case (6 bags of 5)
Bed width < 36 in (92 cm)
20 pads/case (4 bags of 5)
20 pads/case (4 bags of 5)
A Comparative Study of Two Methods for Turning and Positioning and the Effect on Pressure Ulcer Development (PDF)
Jan Powers PhD, RN
St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana
Safe Patient Handling Initiative Results in Reduction in Injuries and Improved Patient Outcomes for Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PDF)
Heather Way RN, BSN, MSN, Critical Care Clinical Specialist
Presented at the 2014 Safe Patient Handling East Conference on March 27, 2014
Use of a Repositioning System in Postoperative Cardiovascular ICU Patients Results in a 63% Reduction in Facility-Acquired Sacral Pressure Ulcers (PDF)
Linda Flockhart RN BSCN, Manager, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Clare Fielding RN BSCN
17th Annual Wound Care Conference November 3-6, 2011
Click for a complete listing of clinical evidence to support your pressure injury prevention efforts.
Prevalon Turn and Position System 2.0 Standard (#7201 and #7206) (doc)
Prevalon Turn and Position System Standard(#7205 and #7200) (doc)
Prevalon Turn and Position System XL/XXL-Bariatric (#7220 and #7230) (doc)