Olympic Vac-Pacs have been used for more than 40 years in thousands of hospitals – on literally millions of cases – for improved surgical positioning.
Vac-Pacs are soft pads, available in various sizes and shapes, filled with thousands of tiny plastic beads. The Vac-Pac is molded around the patient, then a suction line is attached. As a vacuum is created inside the Vac-Pac, outside atmospheric pressure forces the beads together, and the Vac-Pac becomes firm.
When the suction line is disconnected, the Vac-Pac retains its firm, molded shape to hold the patient securely in position. After surgery, when the Vac-Pac valve is opened to allow air to re-enter, the Vac-Pac becomes soft again, ready for reuse.
In addition to providing more stable and comfortable patient positioning, Vac-Pacs save valuable time for the entire OR team on every case.
The Vac-Pac conforms comfortably to the patient’s body.
Positions Patient Securely
Vac-Pacs mold completely to the patient, positioning more securely than sandbags, towel rolls, and other devices.
Patients can be positioned quickly and easily using Vac-Pacs and, if necessary, be repositioned during a case.
Better Site Presentation
With Vac-Pacs the patient can be positioned exactly as the surgeon desires for the best presentation of the operative site.
With Vac-Pacs patients can often be placed in positions that could not be easily achieved using other positioning devices. The patient’s arms and legs can be maneuvered as necessary, often without needing to change the position of the Vac-Pac.
Helps Prevent Pressure Points
A Vac-Pac supports all parts of the patient uniformly. The patient’s weight is distributed evenly, instead of being supported only by the bony prominences, which cause pressure point injuries.
Any Vacuum Source.
Use OR wall suction, aspirator pumps, or any other convenient vacuum source.
Vac-Pacs are easily cleaned with common liquid disinfectants providing years of OR service. The PVC fabric is soft yet durable and latex free.
Excellent radio-transparency with only minimal and clearly identifiable artifacts. MRI compatible.
Free Vac-Pac instructional CD with illustrated positioning instructions and toll-free assistance from Natus Medical RN staff.
Trade-in and volume discounts available.