Positioning device for newborn babies and pediatrics
Mӧlnlycke Z-Flo Fluidized Positioner – Neonatal and Pediatrics
Conformable fluidized positioning device for newborn babies in intensive care and pediatric population
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 neurodevelopment.
Mölnlycke® Z-Flo™ Fluidized Positioners for Neonatal are specially designed to comfort, support and help premature and ill infants continue normal development with containment in an individually molded nest. The infinitely adjustable neonatal positioners assist caregivers in meeting the unique positioning needs of NICU infants with a wide variety of medical conditions and equipment.
The fluidized medium in the fluidized positioner offers therapeutic support and contouring to help facilitate optimal positioning of the neonate. You can easily shape it with your hands into the right position for each baby and avoid pressure-forming contact areas. And you can rely on it to hold that shape until you re-mold it.
In a proof of concept trial on use of a conformational fluidized positioner compared to standard positioning, babies calmed more easily, showed reduced wakefulness and were observed to sleep better.
Contoured to fit across the continuum of care and patient ages
Z-Flo Fluidized Positioners helps support Neonatal as well as Pediatric patients through continuum of care and across all ages. They are used to redistribute force over a greater surface area or to help offload bony prominences while maintaining neutral body alignment. Unlike beanbag positioners and pillows, these unique fluidized positioners are not subject to the effect of gravity or memory. Once molded to meet the anatomic needs of an individual patient, they will hold that shape until remolded, and are available in a range of sizes.
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 skin.
A new standard in developmental care
Unlike mattresses, fluidized positioners can be contoured to fit each individual baby, even accommodating medical devices as needed. And just like babies, our Mölnlycke Z-Flo Fluidized Positioners for Neonatal comes in a variety of sizes. Kits are also available. Now you and your team can provide the latest in developmental care
Benefits of Mölnlycke® Z-Flo™ Fluidized Positioners for Neonatal
- Minimizes the harmful effects of friction, shear forces and abnormal interface pressure on the baby
- Helps caregiver change the infant’s position with minimal disturbance to the patient
- Conformational fluidized positioner provides better sleep efficiency
- Offers a selection of sizes and kits
- Won’t flatten and heat up like rolled towels and blankets
- Doesn’t shift, lose shape or retain moisture like foam rings and wedges
Molnlycke Z-Flo Fluidized Positioner order information: Neonatal and Pediatric
|Small Positioner with Cover
|7" x 10"
|Medium Positioner with Cover
|9" x 15"
|Large Positioner with Tab
|12" x 20"
|Small Tube with 3 Disposable Covers (w/ 18 disposable covers)
|30" x 6.5"
|Large Tube Positioner with Cover
|60" x 6.5"
|Medium Full Body Positioner with Cover
|16" x 24"
|Large Full Body Positioner with Cover
|20" x 30"
|Medium Full Body Kit - 1 Medium Full Body (16" x 24"), 1 Small Positioner (7" x 10"), 2 Covers and 2 Straps (20")
Introduction to Neonatal Fluidized positioners
Neonatal head positioning
Neonatal full body positioner
Neonatal positioning with tube