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Tortle Midliner

The Tortle Midliner is an FDA-cleared, Class-1 medical device in the form of a light-weight beanie that features two adjustable support rolls that provide precise head positioning.

 

This medical device is extremely adjustable, easy to apply, and designed to be compatible with most infant medical devices.

 

The Tortle Midliner has two adjustable PU foam support rolls to hold baby’s head in a position that helps prevent abnormal head shape in young infants. It can position and maintain a baby’s head in the optimal position, be it supine, midline, prone, side lying positions, or any number of custom positions.

 

The Midliner is designed to hold most respiratory equipment used in the complex management of sick infants, including nasal CPAP and cannulas, and helps to stabilize the head of infants who are intubated

  • The Tortle Midliner is an important part of your IVH bundle, as it allows you to position and hold small babies (<1500 g) in a variety of neutral, midline positions.
  • The Tortle Midliner is revolutionizing the way sick infants are cared for, as it requires less manipulation than most devices on the market and eliminates the need for adjustments that are disruptive to a healing baby. As a versatile medical device, the Tortle Midliner is compatible with the gear and procedures that go on within a NICU and allows hospital staff members to easily perform head ultrasounds and x-rays, to continuously monitor EEG and NIRS, and to perform scalp IV’s when needed, with maximum accessibility and minimal interruption to the patient.
  • It helps provide a simple way to consistently support a premature baby’s head within the necessary, appropriate developmental boundaries throughout the baby’s stay in the NICU. With the Tortle Midliner, micro-preemies are managed in the neutral position during the first three or more days after their birth. Thanks to the design of this device, it’s possible to hold these tiny infants’ heads in a neutral position, even when they require respiratory support, central lines, or are undergoing a medical transport.
  • The Tortle Midliner is an adjustable, soft beanie, designed with two support rolls made of polyurethane foam
  • Single layer construction is highly breathable and fits securely
  • Manufactured from a blend of 95% cotton/ 5% Lycra and PU foam and a high-grade medical fabric designed to be breathable and Velcro-receptive
  • Lined with soft foam for comfort
  • Designed with versatile materials that are highly compatible with attachments, including: CPAP, nasal cannulas, feeding tubes, and more
  • The materials are all tested to ensure that they are nontoxic to the infant
  • Has a Velcro front opening to minimize infant handling and help reduce stress
  • Hand wash cool water (can use the baby bath and baby soap)
  • Air dry

The Tortle Midliner is designed for premature babies, and is available in three sizes, based on head circumference.

This medical device is designed to be used from birth until an infant is mature enough to graduate from their warmers to an open bassinet, and they are in “Back to Sleep.”

The Tortle Midliner is used for the smallest premature babies to infants up to 2.5 Kg.

Tortle Air

Support the back to sleep program with the Tortle Air

 

The Tortle Air is a lightweight beanie with a single support roll designed for the babies who are “back sleeping,” either in the hospital or at home. When at home, a caretaker should remove the TortleAir when the caretaker is sleeping. However, this device may be used for baby’s short naps when the caretaker is awake.

 

The Tortle Air’s single support roll provides caretakers with optimal positioning capability and promotes safe, optimal head repositioning.

 

It has a Velcro front opening to minimize infant handling and help reduce stress, as well as elastic side tabs to ensure a proper fit.

 

The Tortle Air is an effective positioning aid to ensure proper head repositioning, which helps to prevent and manage cranial asymmetry and head preference issues.

Benefits of the Tortle Air

 

  • A Tortle Air will help babies to eliminate or avoid brachycephaly and plagiocephaly, as well as torticollis, as it actively repositions a baby’s head in many different positions.
  • With a Tortle Air, caretakers can give a baby the best chance at developing a well-rounded head for the future.

Who benefits from the Tortle Air?

 

  • The Tortle Air is designed for preemies/NICU graduates, and even healthy infants who require therapy, and are up to six months adjusted age.
  • The Tortle Air is an FDA-cleared positioner for a baby to be used prior to discharge and in the home once he or she is discharged.
  • Deflects Baby’s Head off Flat Spots to Eliminate Plagiocephaly & Brachycephaly
  • Velcro Front Opening & Adjustable Tabs Minimize Infant Handling & Help Reduce Stress
  • Will Position & Maintain Baby’s Head in Optimal Positions
  • Provides Easy Access for Scalp IVs & Head Ultrasounds
  • Reduces Staff Intervention Time
  • Helps Prevent Cranial Asymmetry
  • Supports the AAP’s Back to Sleep Guidelines
  • Design Ensures a Proper & Comfortable Fit
  • Available in Various Sizes
  • X-ray Friendly
  • Simple & Easy to Apply
  • The Tortle Air is an adjustable, soft beanie that has one support roll for the babies who are “back sleeping,” either in hospital or at home
  • Has a Velcro front opening to minimize infant handling and help reduce stress
  • Next-generation, single layer construction is highly breathable and achieves improved fit
  • Manufactured from a blend of 95% cotton/ 5% Lycra
  • Contains one support roll made of polyurethane foam
  • Materials are all tested to ensure that they are nontoxic to the infant
  • Hand or machine wash with cool water on gentle cycle
  • Air dry or machine dry on cool cycle

The Tortle Air is available in four sizes, based on head circumference. And the Tortle Air is used for infants up to 9 Kg.

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Tortle Midliner Max

The Tortle Midliner Max is a light-weight medical device in the form of an infant beanie, featuring two adjustable support rolls that provide precise head positioning.

 

The Tortle Midliner Max is FDA-cleared and designed to promote optimal head positioning and eliminate head preference when a baby is in the hospital environment.

 

The Tortle Midliner Max has two adjustable PU foam support rolls to hold baby’s head in a position that helps prevent abnormal head shape in young infants. It can position and maintain a baby’s head in the optimum position, be it supine, midline, prone, side lying positions, or any number of custom positions.

  • Tortle’s Midliner Max provides hospital staff members with optimal positioning capability. It will allow a nurse or therapist to positions a baby’s heads in midline, partial side lying, side lying, and prone positions to avoid or to help eliminate asymmetry that may already be present.
  • Tortle Midliner Max is infinitely adjustable, easy to apply to a baby’s head, and is designed to be compatible with most infant medical devices.
  • This medical device easily integrates with the various protocols, programs, and other devices found in a NICU or PICU. For example, it will facilitate the easy use of respiratory devices, cannulas, feeding tubes, bilishades, and chinstraps.

 

 

Which patients can benefit from the Tortle Midliner Max?

 

The Tortle Midliner Max is designed for and suitable for infants with larger heads who are acutely or chronically ill.

It is ideal for use in the NICU, PICU, Transitional Care Units, medical transport, and chronic care units.

This medical device is appropriate for infants whose head circumference is greater than 36 cm.

  • The Tortle Midliner Max is an adjustable, soft beanie, designed with two support rolls made of polyurethane foam
  • Single layer construction is highly breathable and achieves improved fit
  • Manufactured from a blend of 95% cotton/ 5% Lycra, PU foam, and a high-grade medical fabric designed to be breathable and Velcro-receptive
  • Lined with soft foam for comfort
  • Designed with versatile materials that are highly compatible with attachments, including: CPAP, nasal cannulas, feeding tubes, and more
  • The materials are all tested to ensure that they are nontoxic to the infant
  • Has a Velcro front opening to minimize infant handling and help reduce stress
  • Hand wash with cool water (can use the baby bath and baby soap)
  • Air dry

The Tortle Midliner Max is designed for and suitable for infants with larger heads who are acutely or chronically ill.

It is appropriate for infants whose head circumference is greater than 36 cm.

The Tortle Midliner Max is available in two sizes, based on head circumference.