Nurses are injured on the job more than any other occupation1
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 < 36 in (92 cm)
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
Click for a complete listing of clinical evidence to support your pressure injury prevention efforts.
NEW! M2-Mobility & Moisture Protocol for the Prevalon AirTAP Patient Repositioning System (doc)
Prevalon Turn and Position System 2.0 Standard (#7201 and #7206) (doc)
Prevalon Turn and Position System Standard(#7205 and #7200) (doc)
Prevalon Turn and Position System XL/XXL-Bariatric (#7220 and #7230) (doc)