Humbles LapWrap® Positioning Pad Provides More Security for the Patient and Greater Versatility for the Surgical Team
Easy-to-use positioning pad not only secures patients’ arms during surgery but also allows access for IV tubes and leads for anesthesia
PLAINVILLE, Conn., (Aug. 22, 2017) – The Humbles LapWrap® Positioning Pad, from Innovative Medical Products, secures patients’ arms by their sides during surgery. The LapWrap® helps prevent shoulder injuries by not allowing a patient’s arm to fall from the side of the operating table. It also protects neurological structures by preventing hyperextension of the elbow. The easy-to-use, soft-foam pad not only positions patients’ arms but also allows access for IV tubes and leads for anesthesia. In fact, the LapWrap® was initially designed by an anesthesiologist for the anesthesia provider.
Providing more security for the patient and more versatility for the surgical team with its hook and loop material, the LapWrap® is designed to meet AORN recommendations in “Recommended practices for positioning the patient in the perioperative practice setting” to prevent tissue injury and ischemia often caused by tucking patients’ arms at their sides.
As one surgeon, who successfully tried the LapWrap® pad, remarked, “It used to be a hassle tucking arms and this product makes it simple with its soft foam padding protecting the patient. I’ve asked to have it used in all my [surgical] cases.”
The Humbles LapWrap® is laminated on both sides with loop material and has additional hook fasteners on the center cut-out strap providing more options for securing the patient. This allows the positioner’s latex-free foam straps, for example, to be placed between the operating table and the side rail, wrapped around the side rail and then back onto themselves for extra security. This addition helps to secure the patient directly to the OR table. The IMP positioning pad also comes with optional extension fasteners giving the surgical team more flexibility in securing patients during bariatric procedures.
The LapWrap® is manufactured for single use and is universally sized to accommodate any patient. In addition, the innovative device protects the neurological structures of the elbow and acts as a warming blanket for the patient. Used with hook and loop fasteners, the LapWrap® is simply configured for quick, easy securing of a patient’s arms and can be trimmed with scissors for better viewing of wire leads, tubing or connections.
About Innovative Medical Products
Innovative Medical Products Inc.® designs, manufactures, and brings to market patient positioning devices for healthcare and sports related surgeries. With more than 40 years of experience in supporting hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics, IMP provides positioning products that stabilize and protect patients during navigated, computer assisted and robotic surgeries. IMP devices save hospital and surgery center costs by minimizing staff, decreasing liability and improving the overall patient experience. IMP manufactures, patents and trademarks products to Federal and International standards for quality and safety for both the patient and the healthcare institution.