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Adjusting the Shoulder Joint Screw

Prior to placing the STARBoard, tighten the shoulder pivot to a comfortable level of tension. It should allow the armrest of and daggerboard to move freely yet be firm enough to keep the patient in your preferred position. Once set, this can be left for future use.

The tension of this screw is adjusted to different settings depending on what arm approach you're doing. When you do a left arm approach you need it free to pivot when carrying out puncture. Then when you attach the Left Arm Support you would then tighten the shoulder screw to prevent the Left Arm Support from pivoting away from patient.

Adjusting the Shoulder Joint Screw

Adjusting the Wrist Pivot Screw

The wrist pivot screw can be adjusted for hyper extension of the wrist during puncture. 

Adjusting the Wrist Pivot Screw
Correct Placement of the Daggerboard

Correct Placement of the Daggerboard

Correct table placement of the daggerboard is essential to the function of the STARSystem. It provides greater adaptability and flexibility for various patient sizes.

The daggerboard is placed between the mattress and the image table and will then be supported in place by the patient. 

The daggerboard should be positioned between the shoulder and the elbow. Optimum placement is dependent on the height of the patient.

When pushing the STARBoard daggerboard underneath the mattress, ensure the shoulder joint is positioned in close until it is sitting adjacent to the mattress. This will ensure product security throughout the procedure.

Shorter Patient Placement

The optimal position for shorter patients is between the shoulder and mid-arm, often closer to the shoulder.

Taller Patient Placement 
The optimal position for taller patients is between the mid-arm and elbow, often closer to the elbow.  

Protecting the Arm Support Pad

Protecting the Arm Support Pad from Contamination and Staining

Before placing the patient’s arm on the Arm Support Pad and Armrest, we recommend draping the Arm Support Pad prior to use to avoid blood contamination as the nature of the soft foam padding is subject to staining.

Placing the Patient's Arm in the Armrest

Ensure the patient grips the handle firmly. This will ensure that the slider adjusts to suit the patient's arm length and the wrist and forearm are correctly positioned in the armrest.