GBUK Banana provides essential proning devices, including Intoprone, Orbit, and Banana Assist. These UK-designed products are crucial for optimising patient positioning and care, particularly for patients requiring prone ventilation in healthcare settings.
Prone devices for patients in a ward bed and, subsequently, in the operating theater, holds paramount significance in certain medical scenarios, particularly for individuals with respiratory or critical care needs. This strategic repositioning is employed to address specific medical conditions and optimise patient outcomes.
In a ward bed, proning devices becomes crucial for patients experiencing respiratory challenges, such as those with severe pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Proning involves placing the patient on their stomach, which can enhance oxygenation in the lungs by improving the distribution of ventilation. This adjustment in body positioning aids in better matching of ventilation and perfusion, optimizing lung function and potentially preventing complications associated with inadequate oxygen levels.
Transitioning a patient to a prone position in the theater is often necessary for surgical procedures, especially those involving the spine or certain respiratory interventions. Spinal surgeries, for instance, may require prone positioning to provide optimal access to the surgical site and enhance the surgeon’s ability to perform intricate procedures.
Orbit was designed to allow clinicians to prone a patient onto a theatre table and then safely transfer them back to a supine position once the surgery was complete. The method of flipping and catching a patient in theatres is one that has a high risk of injury to both staff member and patient. Orbit was designed to prevent the need for this method. It is a unique product which is suitable for various different proning supports.
Intoprone is a unique product designed to accurately turn patients into the prone position. Intoprone was designed in conjunction with theatre clinicians to prevent the need to flip and catch patients. This method poses a huge risk to staff and patients and can result in injury. Suitable for various different proning supports, Intoprone is quick to set up and easy to use. It features long slide sheet handles which enable the staff member to maintain good posture through the transfer.
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