The ReSolve Halo System has received the MR-Conditional rating (Safe at 3-Tesla) from the ASTM. The system combines a glass composite ring with proprietary ceramic-tipped skull pins to eliminate the risk of dangerous scalp burns resulting from halo pin heating phenomena. Plus, the same technology that protects patients from potentially dangerous current induction in the MRI also results in higher-resolution brain images.
Össur has now improved the design of the ReSolve Halo System Vest, to be more adjustable, reducing the number of sizes from seven down to two (one sized front piece and two sized back pieces; tall and short).
The new design is lightweight and also has several ventilation holes thus allowing for a more anatomical fit and greater patient comfort.
|Closed Back#||Open Back#||Size||Fits*|
|* Measure the circumference of the head at the widest point in the coronal.|
|**Chest Circumference measured at Xyphoid|
|545700K||Short (Chest Circumference 24"-48" (60 - 127cm))||Kodel|
|545700L||Short (Chest Circumference 24"-48" (60 - 127cm))||Lambswool|
|545800K||Tall (Chest Circumference 27"-54" (66 - 137cm))||Kodel|
|545800L||Tall (Chest Circumference 27"-54" (66 - 137cm))||Lambswool|
|516CS||2 1/4" (5.72cm)||1 each|
|516DS||3" (7.6 cm)||1 each|
|517CS||2 1/4" (5.72cm),||4 each|
|517DS||3" (7.6 cm)||1 each|
To which level does the Halo vest support?
Occiput to T2
How many sizes does the vest come in?
The ReSolve vest has a one-size-fits all anterior portion and two sizes for the posterior panel – Short and Tall.
|Anterior Vest Height Adjustment||Length of Anterior Vest*|
|*Mid-line from the superior to inferior edge|
|Bottom Hole (#1)||7.68" (19.5cm)|
|Middle Hole (#2)||8.46" (21.5 cm)|
|Top Hole (#3)||9.13" (23cm)|
How do I measure for the correct size of halo vest?
See the sizing charts above and the ring sizing chart below, and consult instructions in TM0046.
Where should the vest sit on my patient?
Proper fit of posterior vest:
A. Shoulder pieces in close contact with patient’s shoulders
B. Shoulder straps secure
C. Vest below sternal notch and centered
D. Superior lateral vest extension in firm contact with delto-pectoral groove, no contact on clavicles
E. Waist stabilizers cover lower costal margins
F. Threaded knobs secure
G. Waist straps secure and in alignment tabs on waist stabilizers
The bottom edge of the anterior vest should not extend below the costal margin (lowest rib) and upper edge (center) should be below the sternal notch and centered on the chest.
Proper fit of anterior vest:
A. Upper edge of vest at the level of C7
B. Ends of crossplate in firm contact with trapezius muscles, not on the spine of the scapula
C. Superior edges of waist stabilizers at level of xyphoid process
D. Central relief opening in line with spinous processes
How do I tighten the vest?
The waist straps can be cinched down to get a better, snug fit a good fit on the patient.
Should I always use the waist and shoulder stabilizers?
Always use the waist stabilizers. The shoulder stabilizers are optional.
What types of liners can I get for the vest?
The vest is currently supplied with a choice of Lambswool or Kodel.
When do I trim the Halo vest?
The waist stabilizers must be trimmed for certain smaller xyphoid circumferences. On the Short Vest waist stabilizers require trimming if chest circumference at xyphoid measures less than 89 cm (35 in). On the Tall Vest, waist stabilizers require trimming if measurement is less than 86 cm (34 in). This is indicated on the waist stabilizer itself as well as in the vest TM.
You can also trim straps to prevent them from hanging, or trim the liner to achieve a more low profile look.
What is red line for?
The red line is indicative of the section of the vest that van be easily bent for rapid chest access for CPR.
Is the vest safe in MRI/Xray?
Yes the vest is MR Conditional for use in environments up to 3Tesla.
How do I contour the cross plate?
The cross plate is a pre-contoured compression molded glass composite.
Is the vest heat mouldable?
Yes the vest can be heat molded.
Can I swap a superstructure from my existing stock onto the new ReSolve vest?
The superstructure on the new ReSolve vest is the same as the superstructure of the old vest. A new vest-upright connector is required to switch from the old vest to the new one.
For more information on the updated design, please read the ReSolve Halo Vest FAQ, contact your Össur representative or Customer Services.
|Pat#||Vest Assembly**||Part#||Ceramic Pin Tips|
|**The old Solve vests are offered in 7 sizes. Measure the circumference of the chest at the xiphoid process.|
|545200C||XSmall, 20-26"||516CS||2 1/4" (5.72cm), 1 each|
|545300C||Small, 26-33"||516DS||3", 1 each|
|545350C||Small/Medium, 32-36"||517CS||2 1/4" (5.72cm), 4 each|
|545400C||Medium, 33-40"||517DS||3", 1 each|