Position the IBO ( Inflatable Board) on the bed.
The flexibel end of the IBO must be positioned onto the operating table.
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Position the patient on the IBO in supine position.
Ensure full trunk (thorax and abdomen) is on the IBO.
Spread the arms of the patient.
Apply IPS or IPV cushions on the patient using the skeleton ( rib rack and pelvic crest) as a reference.
The tubes of the cushion divert to the navel.
Apply the side tapes tightly to the patient’s body.
Arrange the tube and valve next to the patient.
Put the arm of the patient over the tubing.
Cross the ankles of the patient over each other.
Inflate the IBO using the Hummingbird.
Inflating the IBO puts the patient into a lateral position.
Roll the patient gently into a prone position.
Hang the IBO on a hook, it will deflate automatically within less than 10 minutes.
Position the patient.
Put the arms of the patient onto the arm supports and release the side tapes.
Inflate the thorax cushion.
While inflating, take care of the position of the neck.
Inflating the IPS or IPV cushions brings the patient’s body into the prone position with a free-hanging abdomen.
Inflate the pelvic cushion.
Stop inflation of the IPS or IPV when the overpressure valves open.