The Electric Epidural Positioning Device, commonly known as the E-EPD, is a revolutionary device for positioning patients safely and securely during epidural procedures. With the use of the positioning device, you will increase efficiency in operating rooms, labor and delivery suites, pain centers and any other facility/department where epidural and spinal anesthesia is performed.
Based on a design by an anesthesiologist, the E-EPD positions patients correctly and comfortably by encouraging cervical, thoracic and lumbar flexion while maintaining a solid and stable position. A new curved design, for use with patients up to 600 lbs., accommodates patients of a variety of body sizes and weights. Electronic controls adjust the E-EPD to the correct height and foot position for each patient, while the easy mechanical lock and release system makes chest, arm and head adjustments quick and effortless.
180° Adjustable Face Rest with prepositionable pillow for use during cervical as well as lumbar and thoracic placement.
Adjustable Torso Support - Increase lumbar and thoracic flexion with simple adjustments; chest support immobilizes back.
Adjustable Arm Rest - Allows patient to rest arms comfortably, provides added stability.
Hand Control - Easy to use ergonomic hand control with convenient hanger. Controls both midsection and foot rest.
Adjustable Foot Rest - Adjusts to the proper height with hand control to accommodate a wide variety of patients.
High Quality Casters - Medical grade low profile caster locks, conveniently tucked out of the way of pant legs and feet, are easy to access for locking down and releasing.
Battery - Rechargeable battery lasts up to 100 cycles. Two batteries included.
White powder coat base
Load Capacity: For use with patients up to 600 lbs.
Dimensions: 28" W x 29" D x 50 - 60" H
Arm Rest Size: 21" W x 15.5" D
Arm Rest Adjustment: 6"
Torso Cushion Size: 6.25" W x 5.75" H
Torso Cushion Adjustment: 6"
Base Clearance: 4.5" from floor to base; 15"-18" distance between wheels
Electrical: 100v, 3 Prong Plug
(2) Rechargeable batteries (last up to 100 cycles each) included
Includes 1 Box (25) Medical Grade Sani-Covers™
The E-EPD also offers these other benefits:
It’s intuitive to use and easy to set up, clean and move between rooms.
Convenient, disposable face rest covers make for fast and sanitary changeovers between patients.
A single foot pedal easily locks or unlocks all 4 casters quickly and effortlessly.
The battery charges fully in 6 hours and lasts between 40 to 100 cycles (based on load).
Proper positioning is essential for a successful block, yet it can be difficult for a variety of reasons. The E-EPD eliminates many common safety and positioning concerns:
The assistant or nurse holding the patient may not be physically able to maintain the position needed or to hold the full weight of patient due to painful stress on knees, back, shoulders and neck.
The patient may not understand your instructions.
Sedation may make the patient unable to cooperate or follow directions.
The size and weight of the patient and the staff member can vary, making each positioning unique.
Patient may tense or attempt to move if they feel uncomfortable or not secure, which can result in injury or improper placement.
The patient may experience vertigo or nausea, causing them to lose position.
In many cases, a rolling stool is used under the feet or a bedside table is used under the arms. Either could roll and cause dangerous movement or be slippery.
The position of being far forward and "hugging" a pillow can cause lightheadedness or faintness.
With the epidural positioner, staff is still in the room, but hands are free to assist the anesthesiologist more readily.
For staff, there are additional considerations that can result in injury and loss of time:
Trying to push against a stool with thighs while extending to hold patient can be uncomfortable, especially during a placement that takes a bit longer.
Holding a larger patient can cause low back, shoulder, knee or neck pain, whether during a one-time event or cumulatively.
If the patient begins to feel uncomfortable, they may inadvertently bite, pinch, scratch or otherwise injure the holder.
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