Stop Turning Nurses Into Patients!

Nurses are injured on the job more than any other occupation1

Introducing the Prevalon™ AirTAP Patient Repositioning System

When you suffer a work-related injury, it reduces your ability to provide the best possible patient care. As you know, repositioning patients in bed is a high-frequency, high-risk task. In fact, it’s the leading cause of nurse injury.2 The AirTAP System makes it easier for you to boost and turn your patients safely—reducing your risk of injury. START A FREE TRIAL

A new and better way to boost

The AirTAP System uses air-assisted technology to significantly reduce the force required to boost patients. And unlike other safe patient handling devices, it’s always ready to use because it stays under the patient and fits seamlessly into your workflow at the bedside.

Repositioning in a safe, new way

The AirTAP System addresses the four major risk factors that contribute to healthcare worker injury: exertion, high-frequency tasks, posture and the duration of the task. In addition, it also reduces the need to log roll patients to offload the sacrum, reduces risk factors for pressure injuries and decreases strain on your hands, wrists, shoulders and back.

REFERENCES: 1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov/news.release/osh3.nro.htm accessed March 12, 2015. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 24, 2015, vol.64. no.15.

Prevalon Turn & Position Systems

Important Safety for Patients and Staff

The Prevalon Turn & Position Systems are an evolution in patient repositioning. Unlike lift slings and plastic slide sheets, they stay under the patient at all times, so they’re always ready to assist with turning and boosting the patient. The Prevalon Turn & Position Systems help minimize the risk of injury for the healthcare worker. This makes it possible for nurses and staff to achieve compliance to a q2 turning protocol while providing the best care and minimizing additional stress on the patient.

Patient Benefits

  • Helps prevent sacral pressure injuries 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 injuries.

Another study found that use of the TAP to turn and reposition critically ill patients resulted in a significant decrease 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

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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7210

Prevalon AirTAP System

  • For patients up to 550 lbs./250 kg.
  • Compatible with all low air loss mattresses
  • Reduces force required to boost
  • Reduces risk of injury to your hands, wrists, shoulders, and back
  • Improves compliance to turning/repositioning protocol
2 30o Body Wedges with Anchor Wedge System
1 Prevalon AirTAP System Glide Sheet
1 M2 Microclimate Pad
5 systems/case
Reorder #7211
2 30o Body Wedges with Anchor Wedge System
1 Prevalon AirTAP System Glide Sheet
6 M2 Microclimate Pads
3 systems/case
Reorder #7215

Prevalon Air Pump – 120V

1/case
Reorder #7455

7450

Prevalon AirTAP Booster Pump – 120V

1/case
Reorder #7450

7201-wbs

Prevalon Turn & Position System 2.0

  • For patients up to 550 lbs./250 kg.
  • 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
Reorder #7201 – WBS
Available for Consumers
2 30o Body Wedges with Anchor Wedge System
1 Low-Friction Glide Sheet
6 M2 Microclimate Pad
3 systems/case
Reorder #7206
Reorder #7206 – WBS
Available for Consumers
30o Body Wedges with Anchor Wedge
5 pair/case
Reorder #7295
 
Low-Friction Glide Sheet
20 each/case
Reorder #7296
 

7230

Prevalon Turn & Position System XL/XXL

  • For patients up to 800 lbs./362 kg.
  • 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

7200

Prevalon Turn & Position System 1.0

  • For patients up to 350 lbs./158 kg.
  • Compatible with all low air loss mattresses
  • Reduces risk of injury to your hands, wrists, shoulders, and back
  • Improves compliance to turning/repositioning protocol
2 30o Body Wedges
1 Low-Friction Glide Sheet
1 M2 Microclimate Pad
1 Universal Bed Attachment
5 systems/case
Reorder #7200
Reorder #7200 – WBS
2 30o Body Wedges
1 Low-Friction Glide Sheet
6 M2 Microclimate Pads
3 systems/case
Reorder #7205
Reorder #7205 – WBS
 
30o Body Wedges
6 pair/case
Reorder #7297
 
Adhesive Strip Replacement
10 strips/bag
Reorder #7299
Low-Friction Glide Sheet
20 each/case
Reorder #7296

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Microclimate Body Pad

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

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

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

 

AirTAP Training (Direct Link)

 

 

AirTAP Demo (Direct Link)

 

 

AirTAP Demo with Lateral Transfer (Direct Link)

 

 

TAP 2.0 Training (Direct Link)

 

 

TAP 2.0 Testimonial (Direct Link)

 

 

TAP XL/XXL Training (Direct Link)

 

 

TAP 1.0 Training (Direct Link)

 

 

TAP 1.0 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

Click for a complete listing of clinical evidence to support your pressure injury prevention efforts.

Clinical Information