Positioning Essentials

Positioning Essentials

Single-Use Foam Products

Must-Have Solutions
for Safe Patient Positioning

The DermaProx Difference

  • Significantly reduced peak pressure1
  • 19% better heat retention vs. traditional positioning foam2
  • Improved moisture control3
  • Increased immersion4 and envelopment5
  • Protects without the use of sticky adhesives; the removal of which may cause skin tears6

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New Layers of
HAPI Protection

DermaProx Layers Example

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.


DermaProx Pads

DermaProx Pads

  • A necessity for every pressure injury prevention program
  • Help meet AORN guidelines and recommendations for safe patient positioning
  • Protect skin without the use of sticky adhesives; the removal of which may cause skin tears.

Simple, Safe Solutions that Help Patient Safety Advocates Meet

Guidelines & Recommendations

Surgical BackPacks

Official AORN Guidelines Recommend6

  • “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 3.15 - Safe Patient Positioning
  • “Use additional pressure-redistributing padding to support the patient and redistribute pressure from bony prominences and other pressure points.” Section 3.14 - Safe Patient Positioning
  • “After positioning or repositioning the patient, verify there are no areas where devices or equipment are resting against the patient.” Section 3.15 - Safe Patient Positioning
  • “Devices or equipment resting against the patient increase the risk for tissue or nerve damage in surgical patients.” Section 3.15 - Safe Patient Positioning

  • “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
  • Apply prophylactic dressings to bony prominences (eg, heels, sacrum) or other areas subjected to pressure, friction, and shear in patients identified as being at high risk for PI. [Recommendation]
    • The use of prophylactic dressings reduces the effects of pressure, shear, and friction on healthy skin at increased risk for PI.
    • The use of prophylactic dressings significantly reduces the amount of shear delivered to the skin by several mechanisms, including:
      • Displacing the shear force outside of the dressing area
      • Providing bulk to absorb shear
      • Having multiple layers of foam to create a displacement plane for absorbing shear
      • Stretching, molding, and conforming to the skin surface to absorb pressure
  • “Placing padding under the patient’s shins provides greater pressure redistribution than placing padding under the dorsum of the patient’s foot. Preventing pressure on the tips of the patient’s toes reduces the incidence of pressure injuries and foot drop.” Section 7.11 - Prone Positioning

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Orthopedic Positioning

Specialized Patient Safety Solutions

Xodus Medical is focused on making Orthopedic surgery safer with unique solutions that reduce the risk of HAPI formation and nerve damage, as well as increase procedural efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Hip Procedures

Shoulder Procedures


Knee Procedures


Anesthesia Positioning

One-Step Face Protector #40589 - One-Step Face Protector

Improve Anatomical Support, Airway Management, and Protection Against Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs)

Xodus Medical's diverse line of Anesthesia positioning solutions provide your patients with ideal levels of support, skin protection, and airway management; helping you achieve safe surgery.

Prone Head Positioners

Supine Head Positioners


Specialty Head Positioners

Ocular, Lateral, NTI

Positioning Straps

Skin-Friendly Positioning Straps

Skin-Friendly Positioning Straps
Strong enough to secure your heaviest patients, yet gentle enough to help prevent HAPIs. Available in multiple configurations.

Labor & Delivery Straps

Labor & Delivery Straps
Soft, safe, and adjustable. Our Fetal Monitoring Straps are engineered to optimize patient comfort while securing CTG transducers.

Armboard Straps

Single-Use Armboard Straps
Ideal solutions for safely securing patients' arms before and during a multitude of surgical procedures.

Single-Use Positioning

General Positioning

Safe and supportive positioning essentials, each of which are:
  • Constructed with industry-leading, quality materials
  • Soft, breathable, and supportive
  • Latex-free

Bariatric Positioning

Designed for the unique challenges of high-BMI patient positioning
  • Ultra-supportive, high-density materials
  • Specialized, anatomically-correct designs
  • Skin-friendly and latex-free


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