Prevalon® Turn and Position Systems
Turning and repositioning patients is critically important for preventing sacral pressure ulcers. Unfortunately, due to physical demands and time constraints, it can be difficult to comply to your facility’s turning schedule. In addition to these challenges, your in-bed patients are at an increased risk because they are 37x more likely to develop a sacral pressure ulcer when they are immobile and incontinent.1 The uniquely designed Prevalon Turn & Position System requires 90% less exertion to position your patients vs. draw sheets.2 This nurse-friendly system makes it safe and easy for you to protect your patients from sacral pressure ulcers by addressing the factors that put your patients at risk while offloading the sacrum, minimizing friction and shear, and managing moisture. START A TRIAL
The Prevalon Turn & Position System, unlike lift slings and plastic slide sheets, offloads the sacrum and helps maintain a 30-degree side lying position. It also stays under your patient at all times so it’s always ready to assist with turning, repositioning, and boosting. This makes it possible for you to achieve compliance to a q2° turning protocol while providing the best care and minimizing additional stress on your patient.
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 $184,720.3
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 in the 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
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