THE CHILDREN’S Safety IMMOBILIZER

The Children’s Safety Immobilizer is a simple, durable or one-time use design, versatile, one-piece radiolucent child medical positioning aid which holds secure all four extremities individually in an antimicrobial-infused soft foam wrap with no extraneous straps, boards, velcro, medical tape, bandages, clamps, pins or fabrics.

Children’s Safety Immobilizer

The Children’s Safety Immobilizer is designed for children weighing up to approx. 25 lbs.

Decreasing child movement helps to improve the radiologic image quality as well as providing 3 key benefits:

  1. Reduced radiation to technologist’s eyes, thyroid, and hands
  2. Reduced radiation to the child
  3. Reduced radiation to the child’s parent

INVENTORS

Frank Louis Quattromani, MD, Pediatric Radiologist

Patricia Rae Quattromani, co-inventor and product designer


For more information contact:

SJMJC, L.L.C.

PHONE: (806)778-2183

EMAIL: [email protected]


IMMOBILIZERS

Manual restraint techniques and commercial immobilizer devices may be used to keep the pediatric patient motionless. There are two techniques of immobilization. The first immobilizes for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) procedures where the “static” device such as the “papoose” or “swaddle” are standard with no need to access and manipulate catheters or lines during imaging (x-ray pictures).

The second technique consists of immobilization of the child while still selectively exposing all necessary lines and catheters for interactive and simultaneous manipulation during imaging.

The methodology designed into the Children’s Safety Immobilizer places children in a warm, cushioned and open device for radiologic procedures where the constant and continuous line, tube and catheter repositioning, and manipulation is easily accessible. “Open device” is intended to mean that the chest and abdomen or entire torso remains unrestrained allowing for better respiration. Examples of procedures where access to the perineum and pelvis of the child are required include the voiding cysto-urethrogram (bladder and kidney) studies and contrast colon studies.


REDUCED RADIATION EXPOSURE

The opportunity to reduce radiation exposure is a critical issue within pediatric radiology and is an exceptional benefit provided by the Children’s Safety Immobilizer as it limits exposure by decreasing repeats as well as lessening the area of the body exposed. The Image Gently Alliance (associated with the Society for Pediatric Radiology) intends to raise awareness about methods to reduce radiation dose during pediatric imaging procedures.

The Alliance states:

“Children require special attention when receiving care in the hospital environment. Medical imaging procedures can be lifesaving for children who are sick or injured, but children are more sensitive than adults to the radiation these procedures deliver.”

Child safety is paramount when immobilizing a patient for diagnostic procedures. Immobilization and restraint can also be traumatizing to both the child and parent.

The Children’s Safety Immobilizer is a new paradigm in providing a safe, comfortable and non-threatening option to better cradle and soothe the patient as well as reducing stress for the non-parent support.


THE CHILDREN’S Safety IMMOBILIZER ALSO SATISFIES IMMOBILIZATION AND RESTRAINT GUIDELINES FROM THE:


ADDITIONAL DETAILED BENEFITS OF THE CHILDREN’S Safety IMMOBILIZER:

REDUCED RADIATION EXPOSURE

CONSTRUCTION

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PATIENT COMFORT AND SAFETY

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Patent Pending #62/773,347