Surgical BackPacks

Surgical BackPacks

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Patient on Jackson Table

Safer Spine and Prone Positioning Systems



Localized areas of the patient are subjected to abnormal levels of stress during surgical procedures, potentially resulting in poor tissue perfusion with ischemia, tissue breakdown, and the development of pressure injuries1.

Prone positioning, in particular, is identified as a significant predictor of these occurrences2.   Continue reading...

Antiquated positioning systems, counter to their intended effect, may intensify risks of HAPI formation. For example, direct contact with non-breathable surfaces may increase the risk of skin maceration and tissue breakdown when moisture cannot dissipate at a natural rate. Additionally, abrasive surfaces may increase friction during and after positioning, increasing the risk of tissue damage and pressure injury. It is estimated that the cost incurred by hospitals per HAPI incident is $43,1803. Unfortunately, patients under general anesthesia lack both protective reflexes and the ability to communicate, exposing them completely to the risks of these hospital acquired injuries.

Xodus Medical has developed a focused line of products dedicated to improving patient safety in prone positions. We work closely with OR staff members and patient safety advocates to minimize positioning related risks. Our approach to reducing HAPI formation involves:

Design
Advantage
Specialty materials that are open-celled and breathable
Maintain ideal levels of moisture, pH, etc. near the patients skin
Products that are soft to the touch, supportive and shape conforming
Reduce friction and skin shearing
Single-use designs
Reduce the risk of surgical site infections and cross-contamination
Latex Free guarantee
Guards against allergic reactions and environmental risks
Products that inflate and/or take shape immediately upon removal from packaging
Improve surgical set-up times

1 Spruce L, Van Wicklin SA. Back to basics: positioning the patient. AORN J. 2014;100(3):299-303.
2 Shaw LF, Chang PC, Lee JF, Kung HY, Tung TH. Incidence and predicted risk factors of pressure ulcers in surgical patients: Experience at a medical center in Taipei, Taiwan. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:416896. DOI: 10.1155/2014/416896.
3 Armstrong DG, Ayello EA, Capitulo KL, et al. New opportunities to improve pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: Implications of the CMS inpatient hospital care present on admission (POA) indicators/hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) policy. A consensus paper from the International Expert Would Care Advisory Panel. Wounds. 2008;35(5), 485Y492. DOI: 10.1097/01.WON.0000335960.68113.82.

Simple, Safe Solutions that Help Patient Safety Advocates Meet

AORN Guidelines & Recommendations

Surgical BackPacks

Official AORN Guidelines Recommend4


  • “Placing padding between the patient and hard surfaces and using additional padding on bony prominences and other pressure points increases patient comfort, helps redistribute pressure, and decreases the potential for nerve or PI.Section 3.4 - Pressure Injury Prevention
  • “Position the patient’s breasts, abdomen, and genitals in a manner that frees them from torsion or pressure.” Section 7.9 - Positioning the Patient


  • “The most common device-related PIs are from devices placed on the face while the patient is positioned prone… endotracheal tubes… and the Wilson frame. Other significant risk factors include OR time, difficulty of repositioning, and the prone position.” Section 4.6.1 - Pressure Injury Prevention
  • “A standardized product selection process assists in the selection of functional and reliable products that are safe, cost-effective, and environmentally preferable and that promote quality care, as well as decreases duplication or rapid obsolescence.” Section 1.1 - Environmental Cleaning

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The Right Fit for Your Patients

Carefully crafted designs offer an ideal fit for your unique surgical equipment; ensuring consistent, repeatable patient protection.
Torso Lift Comparison
 

The DermaProx Difference

New Layers of HAPI Protection

Traditional spinal-table covers focus solely on protecting equipment and reducing cross-contamination risks, rather than skin protection and HAPI prevention. Xodus Medical elevated the spinal-table cover concept, and achieved new levels of patient safety by introducing DermaProx.
Example of Layers

A Material Difference

Breathable open-cell material

DermaProx is a unique, skin-friendly material with optimally balanced pressure-distribution, immersion, envelopment, insulation, and moisture-management properties. Available for a multitude of applications, it helps create a safe interface between patients and surgical equipment. Benefits of DermaProx include:

  • Significantly reduced peak pressure5
  • 19% better heat retention vs. traditional positioning foam6
  • Improved moisture control7
  • Increased immersion8 and envelopment9
  • Protects without the use of sticky adhesives; the removal of which may cause skin tears10
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Composed Under Pressure


The unique characteristics of DermaProx™ make it an ideal choice for distributing pressure beneath bony prominences and other patient areas where pressure injuries may be of concern. 
 
 
 

Watch & Learn

Observe How and Why Surgical BackPacks Help Improve Patient Safety

Reduce Time, Costs and Unnecessary Risk

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Safer, Faster

  • Set up time under one minute saves your hospital up to $1,900 per procedure*
    *Based on OR costs of $100/minute14 15, and 20-minute average set up times for competitive systems
  • Standardized best-practices can be achieved with pre-configured kits, eliminating makeshift "off-label" solutions

Less Time for Risk

  • The risk of pressure injuries increases by 40% every 30 minutes of surgery11
  • For each hour of the duration of surgery, the risk of SSI increased by 34%12
  • Prolonged anesthesia duration is associated with increased odds of complication, venous thromboembolism, increased length of stay, and return to operating room.13

What Our Customers are Saying...

Positioning injuries are a major concern for neurosurgery patients, as their cases tend to be long and positioning is difficult. The DermaProx material difference and ease-of-use helps to protect the patient - from head to toe - against environmental risks and comorbidities that contribute to positioning injuries. We believe in DermaProx, and have been long-time users of this game-changing product.
—  Hunter Schwarz
   RN, Neurosurgery Coordinator

Incorporating DermaProx into our Wilson and Jackson positioning kits produced an immediate, noticeable improvement in both post-op skin redness and moisture levels. Additionally, it visibly reduced outlines and indentations left on the patient from surgical equipment.
—  Hisham Santiago
   DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR
   Elizabeth, NJ

As a patient advocate, I always worry about patient safety and skin-breakdown during prone spinal procedures. Xodus Medical Surgical Backpacks work great to reduce pressure on boney areas including the hips, chest, and face. Our doctors appreciate the extra protection for their patients. I like them so much that I recently requested new kits for my Wilson Frames. I feel that they protect my patients from pressure injuries!

—  Michelle Coy
   RN, Assistant Nurse Manager
   Orthopedic & Spine Surgery

The Xodus Medical products have greatly decreased skin redness and breakdown on the chin and bony prominences during long spinal cases. I have greater peace of mind using these products knowing that our patients are safer and better protected...

...I am very pleased with the custom-designed pads for the Wilson Torso Pillows on our Wilson frame. I'd recommend that OR staff trial the Xodus positioning products on their OR equipment and let the results speak for themselves.

—  Mary Ann Pruskowski
   RN, BSN, BSHA, CNOR, Neuro

Custom Solutions


Head Positioners

Head Positioner Examples

Maximize patient safety in prone positioning with a number of unique head positioner designs.

 

Total-Body Protection

Patient on Wilson Table


Select the ideal positioning solution based on patient needs, equipment design, etc.


Our Most Popular Products

SPK10113 Jackson Spinal Table Standard Kit
#SPK10113 - Jackson Spinal Table
Standard Kit
  • 1 Single-Use Standard Laminectomy Arm Cradles Left & Right Pair
  • 1 Single-Use Slotted Head Positioner w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 4 Hip & Thigh Pad Covers w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 1 Inverted Torso Lift Cover - Tall Pillow sewn inside cover w/ DermaProx™ Top
  • Case Quantity: 6 kits
SPK10281 - Jackson Spinal Table Kit with ProneSafe
#SPK10281 - Jackson Spinal Table Kit
with ProneSafe
  • 1 Single-Use Standard Laminectomy Arm Cradles Left & Right Pair
  • 1 ProneSafe Head Positioner w/ DermaProx™ Insert
  • 4 Hip & Thigh Pad Covers w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 1 Inverted Torso Lift Cover - Tall Pillow sewn inside cover w/ DermaProx™ Top
  • Case Quantity: 6 kits
SPK10172 - Jackson Table ProAxis Kit
#SPK10172 - Jackson T Kit
  • 1 Single-Use Standard Laminectomy Arm Cradles Left & Right Pair
  • 1 Single-Use Slotted Head Positioner w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 4 Hip & Thigh Pad Covers (Small) w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 1 Inverted Torso Lift Cover - Tall Pillow sewn inside cover w/ DermaProx™ Top
  • Case Quantity: 6 kits

SPK10185 - Jackson Table Kit
#SPK10185 - Allen Medical Advance & Spine System Kit
  • 1 Single-Use Standard Laminectomy Arm Cradles Left & Right Pair
  • 1 Single-Use Slotted Head Positioner w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 4 Hip & Thigh Pad Covers (Small) w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 1 Chest Pad (Kidney Shaped) w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • Case Quantity: 6 kits
SPK10179 - Jackson PA Kit
#SPK10179 - Jackson PA Kit
  • 1 Single-Use Standard Laminectomy Arm Cradles Left & Right Pair
  • 1 Single-Use Slotted Head Positioner w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 2 Hip / Thigh / Hinge Covers w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 1 Bilateral Winged Chest Pad Cover w/ DermaProx™ Layer (Large 40"x7")
  • Case Quantity: 6 kits
SPK10308 - Universal Wilson Table Kit
#SPK10308 - Universal Wilson Table Kit
  • 1 Single-Use Standard Laminectomy Arm Cradles Left & Right Pair
  • 1 Single-Use Slotted Head Positioner w/ DermaProx™ Layer
  • 2 Wilson Table/Allen Bow Frame Sleeve Covers w/ Hook and Loop
  • 1 Single-Use Transverse Bar Cover for Wilson Frame (5" x 2.25")
  • 1 Single-Use Base Cover Drape (22" x 22")
  • Case Quantity: 6 kits

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