Slide the IBO under the patient in supine position.
Make sure that the entire trunk (thorax and abdomen) is on the IBO.
Slide the IBO to the side where the white valve is located, away from the tilt direction.
Spread the patient’s arms.
Place the thorax cover on the patient. Use the skeleton as a reference:
• The cover moves about 3 centimeters while turning. Therefore, move the cover a few centimeters in the tilt direction: align the line with the arrow of the correct tilt direction with the patient’s center line.
•The cross of the tilt line must lie exactly on the xyphoid.
First attach the side strip of the tilt line (2a) to the patient’s body. Then attach the other side strip (2b). Make sure that the cover lies tightly over the patient’s body.
Place the pelvic cover on the patient. Use the skeleton as a reference:
• Select the line with the arrow in the tilt direction and place that line on the centerline of the patient.
• The cross of the tilt line must lie exactly on the pubic symphysis.
First, attach the side strip of the tilt side (3a) on the patient’s body. Then stick the other side strip (3b). Make sure that the cover lies tightly over the patient’s body.
Stick the cushions in the middle of the covers.
The hoses of the cushions are diverted to the feet, with the valves in the direction of the IBO valve.
Attach the ‘side adhesive strips’ of the cushion tightly to the patient’s body. Start with the tape at the tilting side (4a – 4b – 4c – 4d).
Place the patient’s arm over the tubing, next to the body.
Now attach the shoulder strips (5a & 5b) of the thoracic cushion.
Cross the ankle from the tilt side over the ankle of the turning side (5c).
Inflate the IBO by using the Hummingbird. Inflating the IBO gradually puts the patient in a lateral position.
Stop inflating from time to time to slide the IBO to the side so that the patient tilts in the middle of the bed.
Gently roll the patient into prone position. Hang the IBO on a hook; it automatically deflates.
Loosen the 10 side strips of the cover and cushions and position the patient’s arms.
First, inflate the thoracic cushion. Do this with special attention to the position of the patient’s neck. Then inflate the pelvic cushion.
Stop inflating when the cushions are filled to the maximum. You will hear a whistle signal.
Inflate and deflate.
Use the nose of the Hummingbird to inflate the IPV if necessary.
Use the Hummingbird’s horn to deflate the IPV cushion and release pressure if desired.
“The IPV is a super product. Thank you for your beautiful and practical solution to ventilate patients comfortably in the prone position.”
Team Intensive Care
AZ St-Maarten Belgium
“This method is simple, more ergonomic and more hygienic than the ways and materials with which one is familiar today. The position of the patient was correct and stable.”
UZ Leuven (Belgium)
“One day these medical devices will become mandatory.”
UZ Gent (Belgium)
“With the Ergotrics inflatable prone positioning system you can work much faster, more hygienically and healthier for the staff, both when the patient is transferred to the prone position and during the positioning itself.”
Prof Robert Pflugmacher,
Universitätsklinikum Bonn (Germany)
“The ergonomic advantages of inflatable positioning devices are clear. Furthermore we think that the optimal positioning also will result in less intra-abdominal pressure and therefore less venous pressure, better operating conditions and possibly less intraoperative blood loss. We will investigate this further.”
Dr. F. van Eijs, M.D, Ph.D.
Anesthetist, ETZ The Netherlands
“With the IBO and IPS we can prepare the patient for surgery in prone position with 2 nurses less. This is a great advantage for efficiency in the operating theatre”