Retrograde IR Platform - Troubleshooting

Common Mistake

Solution

The Retrograde IR Platform is not correctly aligned with the femoral access site, increasing the risk for drape sagging.

Ensure the IR Platform is optimally positioned to be mid-way along the patient’s thigh. This will provide a planar surface allowing an easy transition from the patient to the site of access.

The locking clips are not fully secure if they aren’t correctly pushed in. This may cause the platform to dislodge during the procedure, or the Extension to come away from the platform.

When the legs and extension are correctly positioned into place, ensure the locking clips have been fully pushed in and are engaged. This will provide platform security throughout the procedure.

The Front Base is not correctly positioned under the mattress, causing the table to be incorrectly aligned to the patient and femoral access site.

The Front Base should be inserted underneath the mattress at a horizontal position, near the patient’s knees. Slide it upwards to it is sitting underneath the patient’s thigh for optimal platform placement.

The blue locking collars are not twisted tight, resulting in movement of the platform height during the procedure.

After adjusting the platform height, twist the blue collar clockwise firmly to lock the leg.  This will allow the leg and platform to stay fixed for the remainder of the procedure.

The legs are not correctly aligned within the recesses, causing the legs to not be locked in place during the procedure. 

Ensure the legs are placed fully within the recesses. Push the blue locking clip in until it is engaged, and the leg is secure.

The legs are not completely tightened in the height-adjustment process, causing product instability during the procedure.

Once the Retrograde IR Platform is at the appropriate height, twist the blue collar clockwise tightly to lock the leg.  This will allow the leg and platform to stay fixed for the remainder of the procedure.

A patient is restless during the procedure, increasing the chance of the patient reaching out and disrupting the femoral access site.

Using the ArmSure in conjunction with the Retrograde IR Platform ensures that patient is secure, preventing them from reaching out and disrupting the femoral access site.

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Morningside
Auckland 1025
New Zealand

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New Zealand

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