RAP Thoracotomy Splint
- Important Information
This very simple-to-use splint is normally used in the operating theatre or hospital wards to position patients in various angles on their sides or backs. The RAP Splint is placed around the patient’s limbs and is made from welded Mediflex™, a vinyl specially designed for medical use, resistant to bacteria and easily wiped clean.
To Use: To position patients on their side, simply place the RAP Splint on the operating table, and have the patient lie on top of the RAP Splint (a drape can be placed over the RAP Splint if necessary). Move the beans that are inside the bag around the patient to form a supporting mould. Connect a suction tube to the RAP Splint. As the air is expelled, make sure the beans are holding the patient in the correct position. We recommend that the suction is kept connected during an operation to ensure the splint is kept firm. For short periods, the suction can be removed, provided the plug is inserted to prevent air going back into the splint. Monitor the splint in case it starts to lose its rigidity, and if necessary reconnect to a suction tube.
With practice, the splint can be used on the trunk, arms, legs, or head, and will mould to many different positions.
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Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant. Wipe dry. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes due to the patient deteriorating the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.