Why is it called a Pigg o stat?


What is Pigg o stat?

The Pigg-O-Stat™ is an all-in-one pediatric immobilization device designed for positioning infants and young children for an appropriate x-ray without significant complications.

Are Pigg o stat still used?

Since 1960, the Pigg-O-Stat has been and continues to be the first choice for pediatricians, doctors, and medical professionals around the globe.

What type of tape should be used for immobilization of a pediatric patient?

A 4-inch ace bandage is best for small infants and young children, whereas a 6-inch bandage works well for older children. These are best used for immobilizing the legs.

What is the significance of using an immobilization device?

Immobilization device is a tool that is used to ensure the position of the patient is stable and can be maintained, without any movement. Patient is only allowed to breathe normally. The shaping of this device must be able to maintain patient’s position.

What does it mean to immobilize a fracture?

Immobilization refers to the process of holding a joint or bone in place with a splint, cast, or brace. This is done to prevent an injured area from moving while it heals.