STARSystem - STARBoard - Troubleshooting

Common Mistake

Solution

The shield is incorrectly positioned to the patient causing the STARTable to provide insufficient scatter radiation protection.

The shield should be approximately positioned to align with the patient’s elbow. Some adjustment will be required to find the optimum position of the shield between the clinician and the radiation source.

The STARTable shelf and shield is not positioned correctly in relation to the patient. 

The shelf can be moved along the shield by sliding it across. This allows the clinician to fine tune the position of the work surface relative to the STARBoard (or wrist) whilst maintaining the optimum position of the shield between them and the radiation source. It may be necessary to adjust the position of the shield slightly at this point also. The shelf can then be adjusted after the sterile drape is applied should further adjustment be required.

The STARTable daggerboard is pushed underneath the mattress with force applied at the top, meaning excessive force is required to correctly position the shield.

Push the STARTable daggerboard underneath the mattress at base of the shield. This will ensure ease of placement and no requirement for using excessive force.

Storing STARTable Shield upright will result in uneven weight distribution causing the shield to topple over and possibly dropping on the ground.

After use, store the STARTable resting on the spigots to ensure even weight distribution of the device and safe storage of the product.

The STARTable is removed by pulling the curved top section of the shield or the end. This will make STARTable shield removal difficult.

Correctly remove the STARTable before the patient is removed from the imaging table by holding the shield near the base of the shield, with two hands. This will ensure there is no extra stress on the vertical shielding and that the patient can safely be removed from the table with no intrusions.

STARSystem - STARTable - Troubleshooting

Common Mistake

Solution

The shield is incorrectly positioned to the patient causing the STARTable to provide insufficient scatter radiation protection.

The shield should be approximately positioned to align with the patient’s elbow. Some adjustment will be required to find the optimum position of the shield between the clinician and the radiation source.

The STARTable shelf and shield is not positioned correctly in relation to the patient. 

The shelf can be moved along the shield by sliding it across. This allows the clinician to fine tune the position of the work surface relative to the STARBoard (or wrist) whilst maintaining the optimum position of the shield between them and the radiation source. It may be necessary to adjust the position of the shield slightly at this point also. The shelf can then be adjusted after the sterile drape is applied should further adjustment be required.

The STARTable daggerboard is pushed underneath the mattress with force applied at the top, meaning excessive force is required to correctly position the shield.

Push the STARTable daggerboard underneath the mattress at base of the shield. This will ensure ease of placement and no requirement for using excessive force.

Storing STARTable Shield upright will result in uneven weight distribution causing the shield to topple over and possibly dropping on the ground.

After use, store the STARTable resting on the spigots to ensure even weight distribution of the device and safe storage of the product.

The STARTable is removed by pulling the curved top section of the shield or the end. This will make STARTable shield removal difficult.

Correctly remove the STARTable before the patient is removed from the imaging table by holding the shield near the base of the shield, with two hands. This will ensure there is no extra stress on the vertical shielding and that the patient can safely be removed from the table with no intrusions.

STARSystem - STARSupport - Troubleshooting

Common Mistake

Solution

The STARBoard has not been set-up correctly for the STARSupport, making it difficult for patient positioning.

Once the STARSupport has been clipped onto the STARBoard, move the armrest in towards the patient and tighten the pivot screw. This will ensure that the STARSupport will not swing out away from the patient during the procedure.

The STARSupport is not unlocked, meaning you cannot freely adjust the height and angle of the arm support post.

Unlock the STARSupport by releasing the blue leaver. This will allow full movement of the arm support post.

The STARBoard Shoulder Joint is not tightened, causing the STARBoard and left arm to rotate out during the procedure.

It is important to tighten the shoulder joint screw of the STARBoard once the STARSupport has been correctly positioned. This will ensure that that the STARBoard will not rotate away from the patient and the STARSupport will be securely supporting the patient’s left arm for the duration of the procedure.

Attempting to the clip the STARSupport onto the STARBoard when it is locked, causing difficulty.

Ensure the STARSupport is unlocked before clipping it onto the STARBoard for ease of placement.

STARSupport is clipped onto the STARBoard by positioning the outer clip first, resulting in difficulty with the device placement.

Begin with positioning the inner clip first and then click back the STARSupport in position on the slider arm. 

The STARSupport is not positioned on the STARBoard correctly, affecting patient positioning.

The STARSupport should be clipped close to the pivot point, near the daggerboard so that the blue cup is positioned on the patient’s upper arm (above the elbow).

The STARSupport is placed upside down, causing discomfort for the patient.

Follow the diagram on the STARSupport to ensure the soft blue cup is positioned correctly to the orientation of the patient.

The STARSupport is not locked after adjustments have been made, causing it to end up incorrectly situated when positioning the patient.

Once adjustments have been made and the STARSupport is correctly positioned to support the patients left arm, close the lever to lock the STARSupport lever.

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