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Simplifying infant spinal taps.

THE STATUS QUO

A better way.

SMöLTAP Infant Spinal Tap Stabilizer 

 

SMöLTAP revolutionizes the infant spinal tap experience and improves first attempt success by 30%. 

 

With SMöLTAP, first attempt success can now exceed 80% . 

 

The time consuming and challenging procedure of infant lumbar taps require expert staff to physically position and hold the infant in order to perform the procedure Even under ideal conditions, 38% or higher, of first attempt lumbar punctures are unsuccessful.  Unsuccessful spinal taps can be a contributing factor to hospitalization due to diagnostic ambiguity. 

 

SMöLTAP changes that.

30%

Improvement in new user 1st attempt success rate.

11%

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1st Stick Success Rate
  with Sitting Position* (Read)

54.1%*

Higher hospitalization rate
with failed taps (Read)

38%

Without SMöLTAP, 
high first-attempt failure rate

SMöLTAP INFANT SPINAL TAP STABILIZER

The first vision of the future.

SMöLTAP is an innovative positioning stabilizer that secures an infant in a consistent position for a tap. The solution is a compelling response to a frustrating need that can improve procedural stress to infant and team.

The Impact

By centering the spinal tap experience around SMöLTAP, focus can shift from physically positioning the infant to tap accuracy and infant comfort. 

The Result

Increased procedure...

Reduce...

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Consistency

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Initial Failure Rate

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Repeatability

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Hospitalization Risk

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Efficiency

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Workload

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Workflow

FIRST REACTIONS

The power of a breakthrough idea.

Dr. Rachel Cane, MD, PhD

Board Certified Pediatric Hospitalist

Emergency Department Physician

Clinician Testimonials

“Smoltap is a great product!! It was easy to place the infant in it, held the infant in a steady secure position. Thoughtfully designed so I had easy access to infant’s mouth to comfort with pacifier. Awesome device-easy to use, holds infant well and my hands didn’t hurt at the end of the procedure from holding the infant!! Wish it had come out sooner!!”

Tinu Singh, RN
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

“I can’t believe something this needed hasn’t been developed until now.  I anticipate a lot of pent up interest…I have waited all my career for a device to make this procedure easier and I bet many others have as well.”

James J. O'Callaghan, MD
Board Certified Pediatric Hospitalist

“Great idea for safer, easier, and more successful taps. About time! Great value proposition. I can't believe this is the first product to address this problem.”

Matthew Garber, MD
Professor & Associate Chair, Quality
Chief, Division of Hospital Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

“The most common reason for a failed LP is the difficulty in positioning a baby. SMöLTAP solves the entire problem with such a simple and obvious solution that I'm honestly shocked it doesn't already exist.”

Eric Biondi, MD, MS
Board Certified Pediatric Hospitalist
Associate Chief Medical Officer

“The emotional, economic, and clinical value of the SMöLTAP product will be huge. This product would be ideal to elevate parent/patient satisfaction scores by minimizing discomfort for the infant and the emotional stress on the family.”

Jeremy Yardley, MD, FAAP
Board Certified Pediatric Hospitalist

SMöLTAP in
your department.

Our mission is to increase 1st stick success rates and improve the infant spinal tap procedure experience - for all involved! We are actively working with teams across various departments including ED/ER, PICU, NICU, Cancer Centers, OR, Wards and IR.  If you are interested in learning more, please reach out via our “Contact Us” page!

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