Optima Turn

For High to Very High Risk

Automated Lateral Rotational Pressure Relief Solution — Improving repositioning feasibility and patient comfort.

Abbreviation: PI, pressure injury; S/C II, Stage/Category II.

44% of hospitalized patients develop PI, increasing their mortality by 6 times. PI that develops into partial skin loss, pink wound (S/C II) typically needs more than 8 weeks to heal, adding costs. Regularly turning patients prevents compressing bony areas and improves skin blood circulation.1-5 

30° turn is easier to implement and more effective in improving skin blood circulation than 90° turn (usual care). 62% of nursing staff suffer lower back injuries from handling patients, significantly increasing burnout, escalating healthcare shortages, and decreasing care quality and patient outcomes.6,7 

Optima Turn optimizes caregivers' workflow and safety during repositioning regimes by automating 30° turn with different turning cycle options, reducing nursing injuries and bottlenecks. Its side bolsters protect patients from pressing on the bed rails, ensuring safety and comfort during turning.

Automate 30° Lateral Turning

Click-to-activate turning angle, direction, and therapy timer minimize labor requirements for patient repositioning, protect the caregiver from potential injuries, and allow more time and energy to adjust the patient for maximum comfort.

Side Bolsters Ensure Patient Safety

Firm side bolsters, made from TPU air cells, run along the left and right sides of the mattress, preventing patients from being compressed against the bed rails and reducing claustrophobia during turning, ensuring patient safety and comfort. 

Personalize Heel Relief Care

Accommodate pressure relief care for different body types by deflating individual air cells at the heels to maintain zero-pressure heel relief, minimizing the patient's risk of developing pressure injuries and prolonging the length of treatment.

Manage & Protect Bony Areas 

Mechanically assisted turning simplifies caregivers’ effort of inserting repositioning pillows between bony structures (between knees, under elbows) to provide postural support and comfort and prevent joints from pressing against each other. 

Optima Turn

Automating caregivers’ workflow and improving pressure injuries prevention and long-term patient care.

Guideline recommends 30° over 90° repositioning.

Clinical Guideline recommends regularly turning patients to 30° lateral position to reduce pressure injury incidences, compared with usual care (90°). Repositioning to 30° every 3 hours reduces early-stage PI occurrence by 67% (compared to 90° every 6 hours).8,9 

What are the advantages of using Optima Turn?

  1. Save caregiver's time.  
  2. Relieve pressure on the hips, sacrum, greater trochanters and heels.  
  3. Provide comfort and stability.  
  4. Reduce caregivers' exposure to potential harm from intensive patient handlings, such as lifting and resituating patients.  
  5. Help reposition patients and increase their mobility.  
  6. Customize pressure settings based on the patient's needs. 
  7. Continue pressure relief care during transports and events where immediate power is unavailable. 
  8. Promote active recovery with inflated seating which provides support and stability and prevents patients from bottoming out. 

When the patients are in turn, won't they risk falling off the bed?

The side bolsters protect patients from pressing directly against the side railing and sliding off the mattress. The firmness of these air cells also provides additional comfort for the patient's side when in turn.

How does Optima Turn increase comfort when patients are turned on their sides?

Optima Turn's mattress provides continuous alternating pressure relief, and the side bolsters protect patients from pressing against the railings while providing comfort. In addition, individual deflatable air cells allow caregivers to customize heel relief care. For more posture support, Turn minimizes the caregivers' labour in lifting the patient to place foam or pillows as needed quickly.

Optima Turn suits which types of patients?

  • Unconscious  
  • Bedbound and immobilized  
  • Medium to high risk of pressure injures, especially on the scapulae (back shoulder area) and greater trochanters (hip side area)  

Optima Turn suits what type of settings?

ICU, GICU, NICU, Neurosurgery and Neurology, and long-term care facilities.

After powering on Optima Turn, what pressure setting will it be set to?

After powering on Optima Turn, the air cells will automatically inflate to their maximum firmness. Once the inflation process is complete, the caregiver can choose between continuous low pressure or alternating pressure modes based on the patient's needs. The pump will automatically switch to the alternating pressure mode if a mode is not selected within the first 10 minutes after the initial inflation process.

How long does it take to change between the left and right turns?

It takes 3-5 minutes to change from left to right turn and vice versa. The patient's BMI (body mass index) and body contour will influence turning duration, with heavier patients taking longer to change between turns. The dwell time starts counting when the turn reaches the selected degrees immediately.

Can the alternating pressure mode be deactivated when the patient is in turn?

No. In turn, the alternating pressure mode is part of the default mode and cannot be deactivated.

What materials are the air cells made from?

All air cells are made from Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU). It is highly resistant to breaking down when in contact with water (hydrolysis), soft to touch, and minimizes friction and noise during patient movements.

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