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Hospital Applications

Benefits of the RES-Q Wedge as observed by NICU nurses and therapists:

The RES-Q developmental wedge provides proper boundaries and positioning.

  • Improved reflux symptoms
  • Increased O2 saturations
  • Decreased episodes of apnea
  • Decreased occurrence of bradycardia
  • Improved musculoskeletal alignment
  • Deeper sleep states
  • Shorter hospital stays

The RES-Q Wedge is an FDA Class 1 Medical Device

The RES-Q-Wedge and Sling is used for patient care in:

  • NICU's
  • Pediatric floors
  • PICU’s
  • Post surgery/recovery
  • Rehab departments

Indications for use:

Infants with musculoskeletal issues associated with reflux, pulmonary problems, brachial plexus stretch injuries, ear and sinus infections as well as sleep disturbances. (For infection control reasons, we recommend that infants being treated with the RES-Q Wedge in hospital, be sent home with the wedge and sling when they are discharged for home care).

Design Features:

Reversible - Used for sleeping and playtime in back lying (supine) as well as tummy (prone) positions for the needs of the premature infant, special populations of the term infant and to assist with the AAP recommendations for ‘Tummy Time’. Premature infants up to 6 1/2 pounds can also be placed in a side-lying position on the wedge.

Orthopedically Designed – To promote proper musculoskeletal alignment, shoulder protraction, hip placement and improved head molding. (See Literature Review for a more detailed explanation)

Reflux - The wedge is constructed at a 30 degree angle for prone positioning and a 35-45 degree angle for supine resting to improve gastric emptying due to poor muscle coordination and lack of lower esophageal sphincter function. The wedge also allows infants to rest elevated in both prone and supine positions.

Size and Dimensions

The RES-Q Sling comes in 3 sizes:

  • Small / Preemie (3 – 7 pounds)
  • Medium (7 – 14 pounds)
  • Large (14 – 25 pounds) – (includes a ring fastener)

The RES-Q Wedge fits all 3 sling sizes.

The RES-Q Wedge dimensions are 24 1/2” W X 26” L X 13H