Turn Medical, a San Antonio-based medical device company, has launched its first product: a prone positioning device called the Pronova-O2 Automated Prone Therapy System.

Research has demonstrated the benefits of prone positioning for critically ill patients with respiratory distress, according to the company. The Pronova-O2 System is designed to provide an effective, efficient way for clinicians to move patients into the prone position and maintain their safety and comfort by easily rotating their position from side to side as needed.

Accommodating patients up to 400 pounds, the system facilitates three types of positioning therapies: prone therapy, prone therapy with continuous lateral rotation, and supine continuous lateral rotation.

The Pronova-O2 System features InteliDerm Powered Skin Protection, which is designed to reduce the risk for skin breakdown in key vulnerable areas in the prone position. Integrated surface components protect bedside clinicians from sprains and strains, and the user interface offers efficient workflows to allow for rapid product competency and implementation.

“We developed this disruptive technology to address the growing need for a safer and simpler alternative to the labor-intensive manual repositioning of patients by healthcare staff,” says Tara Psencik, Turn Medical’s CEO. “We believe that we are making significant contributions in the communities where our products and solutions are available as we turn patients toward positive outcomes.”

The system is designed to prevent pressure injuries and to assist in the management of patients experiencing pulmonary distress or complications due in part to patient immobility. Such pulmonary distress or complications can arise in immobile patients suffering from pneumonia, sepsis, and ventilatory associated events.

Pronova-O2 is available for purchase throughout the United States and is also available to rent in select cities.