Patient immobilisation and stability are key factors in the treatment of patients undergoing radiotherapy to the head and neck region. Instapak Quick Bags are a room temperature foam in bag, available from Get Packed , that when activated will form a solid customised foam cushion support around the head and neck area to minimise movement during the radiation process.
The exothermic reaction of the chemicals in the bag can generate heat, however trials using Instapak Quick Bags have found that placing the bags in the freezer and putting a thin towel between the patient and the bag can reduce this heat.
Instapak Quick Bags are traditionally used in the packaging industry to create a custom fit protective foam cushion around products for the storage and transport process.
All the user has to do is pat back and forth to combine the chemicals in the bag and cause the foam to rise within the bag. The end result is a solid, custom fit protective foam cushion which minimises movement and protects the product.