EpiHug

Neuraxial Positioning Device

Neuraxial anesthesia administration proper positioning device.

EpiHug Pillow

EpiHug is an ergonomic foam pillow designed to facilitate optimal patient positioning for neuraxial anesthesia and improve patient comfort and safety. Its durable, anti-microbial construction is made with sustainability in mind. EpiHug is firm enough to provide patient support and stabilization while remaining soft enough to allow the patient to comfortably “hug” the device to reduce procedural anxiety.


Specifications:

Urethane foam structure

Anti-microbial moisture barrier cover can be cleaned with disinfecting wipes

Cover can be replaced

Can be used with available disposable top covers

18” x 24” x 8” in / 460 x 610 x 203 mm

3 lbs / 1.4 kg

Designed and Manufactured in USA
Patent Pending


  • Facilitates Proper Positioning—an independent predictor of first pass success rates.1
  • Minimizes patient movement—a significant risk factor for accident dural puncture.2

References:
1) de Filho GR, Gomes HP, da Fonseca MH, Hoffman JC, Pederneiras SG, Garcia JH. Predictors of successful neuraxial block: a prospective study. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2002 Jun;19(6):447-51. doi: 10.1017/s0265021502000716. PMID: 12094920.2) Nadav Michaan, Michael Lotan, Masha Galiner, Sagi Amzalag & Ariel Many (2016) Risk factors for accidental dural puncture during epidural anesthesia for laboring women, The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 29:17, 2845-2847, DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2015.1107040

  • Arm and headrest surfaces allow the patient to effectively “hug” the device with the goal to reduce anxiety and procedural discomfort.
  • Ergonomically designed to improve comfort and accommodate a wide range of patient sizes.
  • Reusable low environmental impact

  • Ergonomically designed to improve comfort and accommodate a wide range of patient sizes.
  • Designed in consultation with an MD Anesthesiologist

Its use is seen frequently in obstetrics as well as orthopedics and various other specialties in the form of epidurals, spinals, or combined spinal-epidurals.

“Based on my observations in real-world use, I’m confident that the EpiHug device helps ease patient anxiety, decreases the physical burden of nursing staff, and facilitates efficient administration of neuraxial analgesia for obstetrical patients.”

Timothy J. Fisher, MD, MS, FACOG Ob/Gyn Residency Program Director,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center