Our gel-filled positioning aids with soft, flexible outer shells are designed to help you reduce the incidence of pressure sores and head molding while achieving developmentally appropriate positioning. It’s all part of our holistic approach to helping you deliver exceptional Developmental Care for your premature and at-risk babies.
An exceptionally soft skin combined with a unique
gel formulation make Gel-E Donut soft, yet supportive. We designed it this way to help relieve pressure caused by prolonged immobility and other conditions where frequent handling may be contraindicated.
Squishon 2 and 3
Soft, pliable, cushions that support and cradle a baby’s head, body, or limbs. The rectangular shape maintains support while allowing for head movement. You can also fold and tape the Squishon to produce a prone roll with a desired shape. Squishon 2 has an extremely soft surface to support very low birthweight infants. Squishon 3 has a slightly thicker outer skin, designed for late preterm and full-term infants.
The soft surface of a Squishon Mattress absorbs vibration, especially during transport.¹˒² Reducing vibration helps relieve pressure points, protects fragile preterm skin, and provides proper cushioning. Caregivers can manipulate the Squishon gel to reposition the baby or address pressure points without having to lift or handle the infant.
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Combines evidence–based best practices with core measures to meet the physiological and developmental needs of each newborn. Philips offers a variety of proven positioning solutions like the Gel positioning aids that support developmental care especially in handling and positioning.
1 Mechanical vibration in neonatal transport: A randomized study of different mattresses. Gargi Gajendragadkar, Julie A. Boyd, Darek W. Potter, Beverly G. Mellen, Guillermo D. Hahn, Jayant P. Shenai; Journal of Perinatology 2000; 5:307-310.2.
2 Quantification of impulse experienced by neonates during inter and intra-hospital transport measured by biophysical accelerometery. Shetal Shah, Adina Rothberger, Martha Caprio, Pradeep Mally and Karen-Hendricks-Munoz, Journal of Perinatal Medicine 2008 MAR; 36(1): 87-92.
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