The Q Pediatric Position Holder is a revolutionary new pediatric child friendly, single patient use immobilizer which is effective, safe, simple and versatile. The Q Position Holder is a new emerging medical technology for children that standardizes the process of immobilization. The Q holder offers consistency across all modes of care for the infant and child. Our 1/2” thick, soft polyester foam holder has no extraneous straps, boards, or hook & loop attachments. Our hope is that we can lessen the anxiety, fear, and distress which are ways that children respond to medical procedures.
|When utilizing a play-based approach, our holder can be considerably less stressful|
|Therapeutic play allows the child to express anxiety and fear|
Why we call it The Q
The Q Pediatric Position Holder was created by Dr. Frank Quattromani (a.k.a. “Dr. Q”), a board certified pediatric radiologist.
Currently, there is no uniform standard agreement on how children should be temporarily held immobile for various medical procedures. Instead, there are a variety of solutions and methods for holding a child motionless during a medical procedure, including blankets, sheets, “burrito-ing”, pillowcases, towels, medical tape, ace bandages, manual physical force and procedural sedation.
Today it is commonplace to tie-down, tape down, or hold down.
Unfortunately, current solutions and methods are used inconsistently and can often be ineffective and difficult to implement. The Q Holder ends the practice of physically overpowering the child to gain control and render the child motionless. The Pediatric Position Holder is used in a highly monitored setting under the care of a certified health care provider and is removed immediately after the procedure. The holding time is limited in duration to support a specific position and is not considered restraint intervention by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
|Pillow case and ace bandage on hard board||Sheets and ace bandages.|
Our Pediatric Position Holder is multifunctional
The Q Pediatric Position Holder is a multifunctional solution to hold the child immobile for the following procedures, including:
- Lancing abscesses
- Repairing lacerations
- Starting intravenous lines
- Maintaining a sterile field
- Performing basic radiologic procedures
- Performing ECGs, ultrasound and CT examinations
- And more
|When fully deployed, our Q holder leaves the chest and abdomen free for unrestricted respirations|
|The Q does not interefer with tubes and lines|
Additional features and characteristics
- 100% polyester
- Radiolucent to X-Ray
- CT, MRI and ultrasound compatible
- Reduces motion artifacts for imaging
- Gender neutral
- Single patient use (NOT to be reprocessed or reused)
- Proudly made in the USA
- Friction-based Hold
|Help the child focus somewhere else|
Our positioner allows us to “hold without handling.” The methodology designed into The Q pediatric position holder places the child in a warm, cushioned and open design for medical procedures where the lines, tubes, and catheters are easily accessible. The Q is intended to compliment and not replace the child life specialist.
The ergonomic features
The new contoured ergonomic design is a pure positioning innovation which:
- Reduces excessive force on the child's extremities.
- Contours to the child's body rather than the child being forced to conform to the immobilizer.
- Reduces excessive motion.
- Minimizes pressure points on the child's extremities.
- Provides for clearance of tubes and lines.
- Firmly contours to support the head and neck as a unit.
|Comfortable, relaxed patients allow technicians to capture better images|
The design keeps the arms and legs away form the chest and abdomen leaving the chest “open” for better respirations.
|Appropriate positioning improves the experience for the child and parent|
The opportunity to reduce radiation exposure is a critical issue within pediatric radiology and is an exceptional benefit provided by The Q Holder.
The Q assists children to remain montionless for diagnostic X-Rays, thus fewer exposures could mean less radiation. The Q allows the radiologic technologists to remain further from the primary and scatter radiation.
Parents are positive about The Q
“Months ago my baby had a VCUG the old way – the technician had to manually restrain my daughter during the procedure and it was very upsetting to watch. My baby hated it. I was so apprehensive when we returned for our follow-up examination. This time the technologist used The Q Pediatric Position Holder. It was so much better for my baby and much less stressful for me as a parent. It made the procedure easier for everyone!”
~ Mom of 6 month old infant, Lubbock, TX
|Involving the parent calms the child|
The Q is for single-patient use only to ensure compliance with infection prevention requirements and protocols.
|The Q is a better and easier experience on both child and parent|
Frank Louis Quattromani, MD, Pediatric Radiologist
- University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas
- Former Radiology Consultant to the United States Army Office of the Surgeon General
- (Retired), U.S. Army Colonel (06)
Patricia Rae Quattromani, co-inventor and product designer
For more information contact us at:
Phone: (806)778-2183 or (806)241-0373
Email: [email protected]
Website: The Q - PediatricPositionHolder.com
 Infant immobilization and pediatric papooses: We’ve come a long way. Journal of Emergency Nursing Oct. 2007; 33:451-5
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