Innovative Medical Products Inc. recently announced the Estape TrenMAX — a new, safer, more secure positioning system that provides OR staff a better alternative to all foam solutions when positioning patients for Trendelenburg surgical procedures.
The key component of the TrenMAX system is IMP’s proprietary sticky pad. The Sticky Pad adheres directly to the patient’s torso and fastens securely to the OR table’s siderails to prevent patients from moving or sliding off the OR table. For maximum, secure fixation of the base pad to the OR table, TrenMAX employs patent-pending TrenMAX clamps that tightly secure the base pad hook-and-loop material straps affixed to the OR table’s siderails. “TrenMAX has the highest co-efficient of friction, or the minimalist amount of patient movement, compared to any other Trendelenburg positioning system in the market today,” notes clinician Ricardo Estape, M.D., Gynecologist/Oncologist.
Besides its unique holding power, TrenMAX provides other important benefits:
- A system of arm straps that allow access to and IVs by anesthesiologists. Designed to meet AORN recommendations, IMP’s arm strap system prevents potential neurological impairment caused by sheet tucking.
- TrenMAX does not require the use of a chest strap, therefore improving ventilation. Plus it prevents nerve damage by eliminating pressure on the brachial plexus caused by shoulder-holder devices.
- Designed for single usage, The Sticky Pad is free from potential cross contamination.