Protect Your Patients From Sacral Pressure Ulcers with

Prevalon® Turn and Position Systems

Prevention for at-risk patients

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 FREE TRIAL

An evolution in convenience and care

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.

Proven prevention and cost savings

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

REFERENCE: 1. Maklebust J, Magnan MA, Adv Wound Care, Nov 1994;7(6):25,27-8, 31-4. 2.Testing conducted by Sage Products LLC, data on file. 3. Way H, Safe Patient Handling Initiative Results in Reduction in Injuries and Improved Patient Outcomes for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Poster presented at 2014 Safe Patient Handling East Conference, March 27, 2014.

Prevalon Turn & Position Systems

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Important Safety for Patients and Staff

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.

Patient Benefits

  • Helps prevent sacral pressure ulcers by offloading the sacrum.
  • Maintains 30-degree side lying position.
  • Helps prevent shear and friction forces on the patient’s skin.
  • Manages moisture due to incontinence and other conditions.
  • Creates an optimal microclimate for the skin.

Staff Benefits

  • Nurse-friendly system helps staff more easily follow best practice prevention guidelines.
  • Requires fewer nurses and less time to turn.
  • Reduces exertion needed to turn and boost patients. Decreases strain on staff’s hands, wrists, shoulders, and backs.
  • Proven compatibility with low air loss surfaces, meaning it can remain under the patient at all times, making it easier and more convenient for nurses to comply with a q2o turning protocol.
  • Minimizes the frequency of boosting and other repetitive positioning tasks

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Proven Results: Prevention and Cost Savings

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A comparative study evaluating the TAP and the standard of care (SOC) for turning and positioning patients resulted in an 84% reduction in sacral pressure ulcers.

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

REFERENCES: 1. Testing conducted by Sage Products LLC, data on file. 2. Powers J. A Comparative Study on Two Methods for Turning and Positioning and the Effect on Pressure Ulcer Development. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care, Oct 2012. 3. Hall K, Clark R, Save the butts: preventing sacral pressure ulcers by utilizing an assistive device to turn and reposition critically ill patients. Poster presented at 25th Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring/Wound Healing Society meeting, Apr 2012.

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Prevalon Turn & Position System 2.0

  • For patients up to 250 kg./550 lbs.
  • Compatible with all low air loss mattresses
  • Reduces risk of injury to your hands, wrists, shoulders, and back
  • Improves compliance to turning/repositioning protocol
  • Sage Microturn
2 30o Body Wedges with Anchor Wedge System
1 Low-Friction Glide Sheet
1 M2 Microclimate Pad
5 systems/case
Reorder #7201
2 30o Body Wedges with Anchor Wedge System
1 Low-Friction Glide Sheet
6 M2 Microclimate Pad
3 systems/case
Reorder #7206

7230

Prevalon Turn & Position System XL/XXL

  • For patients up to 362 kg./800 lbs.
  • Compatible with all low air loss mattresses
  • Larger wedges redistribute pressure for bariatric patients
  • Includes velcro strips that attach to Low-Friction Glide Sheet, locking Body Wedges in place
  • Larger size Glide Sheet and M2 Microclimate Body Pad can accommodate bariatric patients
  • Mattress cover secures to most extra-wide hospital beds and can be used in place of a fitted/flat sheet to help reduce friction

1 Mattress Cover
2 30o Body Wedges
1 Low-Friction Glide Sheet with Anti-Shear Strap
6 M2 Microclimate Pads

XL
1 systems/case
Reorder #7220
XXL
1 systems/case
Reorder #7230

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Microclimate Body Pad

30 pads/case (6 bags of 5)
Bed width < 92 cm (36 in)
Reorder #7250

XL
20 pads/case (4 bags of 5)
Reorder #7255

XXL
20 pads/case (4 bags of 5)
Reorder #7260

 

TAP XL/XXL Training (Direct Link)

 

 

TAP 2.0 Training (Direct Link)

 

 

TAP 2.0 Testimonial (Direct Link)

 

What the Experts Say

Preventing Pressure Ulcers: Turning & Positioning (PDF)
Turning & Repositioning: Potential for Staff Injury (PDF)

Clinical Support

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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