Mölnlycke® Z-Flo Fluidized Positioner for Neonatal

Positioning for a better start to life

At Mölnlycke®, we want every newborn baby to have the best possible start in life. We’ve heard from neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) clinicians how newborn babies can suffer intense stress in a NICU – and that proper sleep is essential for normal neurodevelopment1. Our Mölnlycke® Z-Flo™ Fluidized Positioner for Neonatal can help you provide the right care during these important early stages.

The Mölnlycke Z-Flo fluidized design is conformable – so you can easily shape it with your hands into the right position for each baby. And you can rely on it to hold that shape until you re-mold it. In a randomised controlled trial on use of a conformational fluidized positioner compared to standard positioning, babies calmed more easily, showed reduced wakefulness and were observed to sleep better1. Even babies with surgical and gastrointestinal complications showed higher sleep efficiency1. A quality improvement project in a midwest-USA NICU has also shown that, when using fluidized positioners, babies’ flexor tone, symmetrical movement, head shape and range of motion improved above standard of care2.

You can meet most therapeutic positioning needs with one kit

You can contour and mould the right shape for each baby’s needs

Disposable and washable covers are available

Non-latex and DEHP free

For single patient use only

Contoured to fit

We understand why it’s important for you to be able to achieve the correct position for each baby, to avoid the baby’s health being threatened. And as a global leader in pressure ulcer prevention, we’re dedicated to reducing a baby’s high risk of developing a pressure ulcer – due to their very thin, immature skin3. You can mold our Mölnlycke Z-Flo Fluidized Positioner for Neonatal specifically for each baby, to aid in minimizing contact between medical tubes and lines and the babies skin. And you can simply remold it each time you need to change the baby’s position.

A new standard in developmental care

Unlike mattresses, conformational positioners with fluidised technology can be contoured to fit each individual baby – even accommodating medical devices as needed. And just like babies, our Mölnlycke Z-Flo Fluidized Positioner for Neonatal comes in a variety of sizes. Kits are also available. Now you and your team can provide the latest in developmental care1 and position babies for essential sleep and better outcomes.

 

1. Visscher, M., Lacina, L., Casper, T. et Al. Conformational Positioning Improves Sleep in Premature Infants with Feeding Difficulties. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2014. www.jpeds.com 

2. Barr, Jannie. The trials and tribulations of the introduction and implementation of new positioning products in the NICU. Poster presentation, Mid-America Neonatal Therapists Association

3. National  Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines. Emily Haessler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Perth, Australia, 2014. Pg 237-243 

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