Prevalon® Turn & Position Systems
Turning and repositioning your patients is an important part of patient care that’s physically demanding and requires a considerable amount of time. At Sage Products, we’ve developed an easy-to-use solution that helps protect your health while you care for your patients. The Prevalon Turn & Position System makes it easier for you to turn, reposition, and boost patients safely—reducing your risk of injury. START A FREE TRIAL
The Prevalon Turn & Position System with Microturn reduces the amount of exertion you need to turn patients—testing has proven it requires 90% less exertion!1 This decreases strain on your hands, wrists, shoulders, and back. And its unique design has been proven compatible with low air loss mattress, so it can stay under the patient at all times. This makes it possible for you to achieve compliance with a q2° turning protocol while providing the best care and minimizing the risk of pressure ulcers.
One study demonstrated that a safe patient handling initiative including the Prevalon Turn & Position System resulted in a 28% reduction in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and a savings of $184,720.2
The Prevalon Turn & Position (TAP) System 2.0 is an evolution in turning and positioning safety. Unlike lift slings and plastic slide sheets, the TAP System stays under the patient at all times. It’s always ready to assist with turning, repositioning, and boosting the patient. This makes it possible for nurses and staff to achieve compliance to a q2o 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 the 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 < 92 cm (36 in)
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 ulcer prevention efforts.