AirPal Lateral Transfer Device is ideal for both patients and caregivers
AirPal’s Transfer pad was the first and remains the leading product for innovation in keeping patients and caregivers safe for well over three decades with their air-assisted lateral patient transfer system. Their range of widths sizes is the broadest on the market and they boast the highest possible quality control of their transport system, offering the first five-year warranty in the industry.
The AirPal air-assisted lateral transfer pad is attached by a hose to the air supply that inflates the pad, comfortably cradling the patient, while constantly forcing air to the bottom, which is designed with many small air hole perforations. Once fully inflated, the air released through the holes, creating a cushion of air (similar to that of an air hockey table), that reduces the sheer force required to start moving a patient from one position to another. This greatly reduces the effort by up to 90% and overcomes the problem of the repetitive strain that a caregiver faces when moving multiple patients during the day. They can effortlessly move the patients with only one or two staff personnel, where normally it would take 4 to sometimes 8 to complete the transfer.
AirPal Patient Transfer System
- Concern for skin integrity
- Durability, Safety, and ergonomics
- AirPal TransferPads are radiolucent
The benefits of using the Transfer pad are many. Patient comfort is increased, and for the caregiver, incidences of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by repetitive stresses due to lifting, pushing and pulling, therefore reducing injury-related costs. It doesn’t require special training to use and is very easy to store while operating. It can be used with either reusable or disposable transfer pads providing flexibility according to the needs or length of stay of the patient.
The reusable Airpal pads ( PVR line) reduce friction and shear forces by using a double-layered and four-way stretch surface construction. For the disposable, single-patient-stay products (SPS line), an independent polypropylene cover is used to achieve minimal friction and shear to maintain the same level of skin health.
Infection control is taken seriously:
Herculite’s Sure Chek Fusion3 and Derma-Plush by Brookwood, used in the PVR-N line. These are materials that currently used by most high-end hospitals for their bed covers. They are anti-bacterial and self-deodorizing.
Herculite Lecrolite material used in the PVR-L line. This is used for the patients on an operating table. It dissipates static electricity, reducing the chance of explosion which could be caused by the interference by operating room electrical equipment, in which the atmosphere could be gaseous and flammable.
This is an over-sized protective cover that adds additional protection against fluids and soiling, which attaches to the transfer pads via the non-ferrous snaps all around the pad. It covers over the handles and sidewalls as well. Saniliners are available in three material types, Nylon, Lectrolite, and Disposable.
Seam failure is greatly reduced by using a nylon bonded thread that is double stitched, rejecting the common practice of using a cheaper, heat sealing design in constructing the Transfer Pads. The handles are strengthened through the sidewall, which stresses the handled and not the surface where the patient is located. Larger, extended double loop handles are used to allow all sized caregivers to easily complete the lateral transfer of the patient, even with the beds side-rails up.
All of the PVR reusable and SPS disposable lines are flame resistant and when the source of the flame is removed, self-extinguishing. This claim is supported by the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) that are maintained by Brookwood and Herculite which publishes cigarette ignition test results and procedures and flame resistance of the materials used in the PVR line.
Bacteriostatic features include an antimicrobial additive treatment that is retained for the life of the material. It is a slow and controlled release that reduces odors and protects the material from microbial attack. The disposable covers also have these similar properties as these anti-microbial coatings are similarly coated.
The AirPal air supply unit is unobtrusive and can easily be attached to the patient’s bed with the use of a built-in hook, or on its wheeled stand, separate from the bed.,/p>
They are more transparent than the patient when it comes to being radiolucent. As no material is completely radiotransparent outside of a perfect vacuum, the TransferPad can continue to provide comfort without pulling or lifting a patient who is seriously injured, or physically dependent in some way while being x-rayed, is a tremendous benefit to both the patient and the technician. Any ghosting that might occur can be attenuated by a skilled technician, but the patient being able to remain on the transfer pad outweighs the risk of the x-ray still containing that artifact on the exposure plate.
SPH Medical is the national distribution partner for AirPal and has over 15 years of experience implementing Safe Patient Handling programs that include AirPal across the country, reducing risk of injury to cargivers, and improving patient outcomes. SPH Medical offers the complete range of AirPal solutions including durable and single patient use (SPS) solutions coupled with our local onsite education to ensure the success of each hospital program.
Contact SPH Medical to discuss your specific needs and How AirPal can benefit your patients and staff.
The reusable TransferPad comes in either the N Series or the L Series. Both offer an extended service life while featuring the engineered fabrics that are highly appropriate for use all patient contact surfaces and hospital environments. Both reusable pads come with a five-year warranty, which is the best the entire industry.
N Series TransferPad
It’s made of a very durable nylon twill material with a four-way flex fabric with the patient’s surface section treated with an anti-bacterial coating. The fabric is fully machine washable and machine dry-able.
Length: Standard 78″ Reusable TransferPad.
- 18 N, 18″ width
- 24 N, 24″ width
- 26 N, 26″ width
- 28 N, 28″ width , This size is the most commonly used
- 32 N, 32″ width
- 34 N, 34″ width
- 39 N, 39″ width
- 50 N, 50″ width*
L Series TransferPad
The L Series pads are identical to the N Series, except it features a conductive, hi-fluid material which is the same as the cover for many stretcher pads and operating room tables. This series is used in areas where excessive fluids are often experienced. these might include cardiac catheterization labs, obstetrics, emergency, trauma, and operating rooms.
Length: Standard 78″ Reusable TransferPad.
- 18 L, 18″ width
- 24 L, 24″ width
- 26 L, 26″ width
- 28 L, 28″ width , This size is the most commonly used
- 32 L, 32″ width
- 34 L, 34″ width
- 39 L, 39″ width
- 50 L, 50″ width*
* Two air-supply units should be used for this larger sized pad.