Single-use foam patient positioners are primarily used in surgical procedures to support and position the patient. Positioners help alleviate the possibility of a pressure injury occurring during surgery or during the patients stay. According to Black et al., the location of perioperative injuries are typically found on the body in the distributions below.1 We offer over 50 different patient positioners to accommodate the different positions needed during procedures.
Our patient positioners are made with approximately 20% soy-based and 80% petroleum-based polyols. The soy in our positioners result in a reduction in total energy demand, non-renewable energy use and global warming emissions.2 Because our positioners are partially made with soy instead of petroleum, this reduces the healthcare industry’s dependence on petroleum.
1 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Operating Room Ulcers: Who is at Risk? Can they be prevented? PhD Joyce Black, RN Susan M. Scott, PhD Debra Fawcett. 2016.
2 “BiOH® Polyol and Polymer FAQs.” Cargill, www.cargill.com/bioindustrial/bioh-faqs.