What We Do:

PINTLER MEDICAL designs, develops and delivers products that provide the healthcare professional with safe, effective solutions for patient warming and pressure reduction. With an expertise in maintaining normothermia using resistive warming technology and pressure reduction, we provide innovative products supporting positive patient outcomes.

Our Mission:

Design and Deliver products for the perioperative experience, which result in improved patient outcomes. 

Our Values:

  • SAFETY – first for the patient and the healthcare professional.
  • CREATIVITY – solution driven designs and products.
  • INNOVATION – push the envelope, explore the possible
  • INTEGRITY – our company and our products.
  • INTUITION – innately logical designs and products.
  • PRACTICALITY – simple, efficient, well designed




Patient Warming:

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During surgery, maintaining patient normothermia and monitoring pressure points are two of the patient care elements that must be managed to insure optimum surgical outcomes. No matter the length of procedure—be it 30 minutes to 30 hours—Pintler Medical’s Patient Warming System provide a pressure reduction pad that actively warms every patient with steady, even thermals at the touch of button. 

Pintler Medical’s Patient Warming System is a patent-pending resistive warming technology. The system consists of the control unit and the Pintler Patient Warming OR Pad. The warming & pressure reduction pad connects to the operator’s control unit via an innovative ribbon cable to provide safe, consistent and active warming to every patient. Resistive warming is specifically identified in SCIP 10 version 3.2 as active patient warming.


Features of Operators Control Unit:warming control

·         IV pole-mounts. No floor space required.

·         Silent operation. Absolutely no noise.

·         Control panel is canted for ease of viewing. 

·         Compact, robust and fluid shedding design.cord

·         Innovative, low-profile and robust ribbon cable.

·         D-shaped connector to prevent misalignment.

·         Provides active patient warming verification.

·         FDA-approved.

·         EMC-tested and approved for OR use.

·         IEC 60601-1 (electrical safety)-compliant.

·         RoHs-compliant.

·         Audible and visual alarm.



Features of Pintler Medicals PEAK Warming Pressure Reduction Pads

·         Maximum patient safety and comfort.

·         PEAK pads use low-ILD foam for maximum pressure reduction.

·         Configured for patients up to 500 pounds.control with pad

·         Foams and covers used are chosen to maximize pressure       reduction and minimize skin sheer.

·         Foams and covers are anti-microbial/anti-bacteria treated. All covers are fluid-impervious.

·         Compliant with Fire Code CAL 117.

·         PEAK pads are X-ray translucent.

·         The OrcaSeal™ cover option is available for PEAK pads.

·         Pintler pads come with a velcro-fastener securely attached.


 Operating Room Pads

Pad configurationPintler Medical can provide PEAK pads for all surgical tables and many specialty requests. Please contact us directly.
Pintler PEAK operating room pads are available with the OrcaSeal™ cover—an anti-microbial vinyl spray-coat which performs as a durable protective skin enveloping the foam. This innovation provides 100% coverage, protects against fluid ingression and reduces the skin sheer effect of sewn covers.

The vinyl skin is applied over low-ILD foams, allowing the pressure reduction properties of the foam to be maximized.  PEAK operating room pads are also available with a sewn vinyl cover.




 Stretcher Pads and Pillow

Features of Pintler Medical’s Press Reduction Stretcher Pads—CORE and BASICpillow1

  • Maximum patient safety and comfort.
  • PEAK and CORE pads use low-ILD foam for maximum pressure reduction.
  • BASIC pads use higher-ILD, recommended for procedures of less than 2 hours.
  • All pads are configured for patients up to 500 pounds.
  • Foams and covers used are chosen to maximize pressure reduction and minimize skin sheer.
  • Foams and covers are anti-microbial/anti-bacteria treated.orpad1
  • Compliant with Fire Code CAL 117.
  • PEAK, CORE and BASIC pads are X-ray translucent.
  • The optional OrcaSeal™ cover is available only for PEAK pads.
  • All Pintler pads come with a velcro-fastener securely attached.
  • Stretcher pillow comes with durable velcro straps to attach to gurney.
  • Stretcher pads and pillows are sold separately.

Pintler’s CORE and BASIC diagnostic pads are only available with a sewn vinyl cover.


 Badillo/Trendelenburg Restraint and Pressure Reduction Pads

The Badillo/Trendelenburg patient restraint is uniquely designed for patient safety and pressure-sore protection while the patient is in the Trendelenburg position. It is commonly utilized during robotic surgery. The restraint is a Prepatient-Layout-1_crop-150x150Class I FDA-registered device that has been utilized in over 1000 procedures by Dr. Felix Badillo without incident. The device is designed to accommodate all OR tables, is adjustable for all body-shapes and has been safely used on patients up to 350 lbs. The chest-strap is adjustable, allowing for ease of use on either male or female patients.

The Badillo/Trendelenburg restraint is securely attachable to the OR table in two optional positions. Staff can quickly and easily attach to the foot pad section pins on the OR table using Pintler attachment-carabiners to the table railing.Top-view-patient-Pink-F_crop-150x150

Safely securing the patient with the Badillo/Trendelburg restraint is uncomplicated. The restraint is also easy to launder, which makes it reusable.  The pressure reduction Foam Kit has been developed specifically for use with this restraint and is the only one recommended for use with this restraint. The single-use pressure reduction Foam Kit is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, and is latex-free for patient skin safety.

Products offered are:

  • Badillo/Trendelenburg Restraint
  • Badillo/Trendelenburg Restraint Foam Kit



Specialty Pads

  • Bariatric Pads.
  • Birthing Bed Pads.
  • All table-configurations and table-types are available.
  • Beach chair/cysto-urology table/Wilson Frame pad and others are available.


Why Pintler Medical?



 The Pintler Medical Patient Warming System provides safe, evenly distributed resistive warming thermals to the patient positioned on the OR table. With Pintler’s system, the thermals are uniformly distributed to the patient’s body — gently, quietly and safely. 


As advancing technology takes surgery beyond the limitations of human hands and eyes, and as medical procedures become increasingly complex, Pintler Medical offers a product that by design quietly and inherently supports the optimum perioperative experience for the maintenance of normothermia while delivering pressure reduction.

While other warming modes require multiple steps and consume valuable staff time, the Pintler Patient Warming System is easy to operate. Simply press ON, select the desired temperature, and every patient is actively warmed with safe, constant and uniform resistive warming technology.


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The Pintler Patient Warming System utilizes innovative engineering and science to deliver thermals to the patient for active patient warming. Our resistive warming technology applies the laws of physics—heat moves to cold. The heating element uses ink as the resistor to produce even, consistent thermals, warming the patient. The operator’s selected temperature setting is delivered uniformly across the surface of the pad. The efficiency of this design uses less then 100w of power—one tenth of the power required by forced air or water warming.


A Pintler Patient Warming System can pay for itself in less than a year. 


Pintler Medical develops and distributes patient warming and pressure reducing products that are environmentally responsible. While disposable forced-air blankets create 1.25 tons of medical waste per 1,000 procedures, the Pintler Patient Warming System generates no medical waste through its normal lifespan. All Pintler products are RoHS compatible, and the packaging is of recyclable material.


Frequently Asked Questions


Does resistive underbody warming work?

Yes. The art of patient warming with a resistive device has been validated in a number of studies and in hundreds of evaluations and trials, including studies done by Dr. Sessler, Cleveland Clinic Liver Transplant Team,University of Washington Medical Center, and by Dr. Timothy Conahan Anesthesia Hospital University of Pennsylvania.

How does it work?

Resistive warming is basic physics. It applies thermals to the patient via conductive warming—contact. The patient is positioned on the pressure reduction pad and their body works as an insulator trapping the rising thermals from the resistive element. It is very similar to the effect of standing on a heated floor.

Is resistive warming safe for the patient?

Yes. The Pintler Patient Warming System is a Class II FDA approved device, and is specifically noted in the SCIP 10 Version 3.2 patient warming guideline. The product is compliant with multiple electrical safety standards and EMC requirements. Resistive patient warming has been actively used in hundreds of thousands of procedures. Use and application has historically been dominated by cardiovascular and transplant procedures, as well as long and difficult cases for maintenance of normothermia.

In which cases would this type of patient warming work best?

Pintler’s patient warming system works best for all cases where the patient is in contact with the OR table pad. The pad serves as the heating device, and patients can be actively warmed in a variety of positions, including lithotomy, supine, prone, Trendelenburg, and reverse Trendelenburg.

In which cases would this type of patient warming not be effective?

Pintler’s patient warming system is not effective in laterally positioned procedures or procedures where a “bean bag” is used. Placing a gel mat on the operating room pad will also prevent patient warming.

What measure of pressure reduction is provided?

The heating element of the device is placed on pressure reduction foams. Immersion into pressure reduction foams allows the body of the patient to be disbursed over the widest possible area to aid in the reduction of pressure points. (Note: Use of gel pads and overlays defeats warming and has not been proven to improve the pressure reduction features of the Pintler pad.)

The cable is different. Why?

Our “ribbon cable” will not cut off power when an OR table or other rollers cross over it. It has also been designed for a longer use lifespan than standard round cables.

If we puncture the OrcaSeal™ cover on the pad, is it ruined?

This will depend on the size of the puncture or opening. An OrcaSeal™ repair kit will graft and seal the opening.  The foam is anti-microbial and antibacterial.  Severely damaged covers will require replacement of the Pintler PEAK pad.

We already use forced air warming. Why should we use resistive warming?

Resistive warming allows warming of all patients without using a disposable product. It reduces cost, waste, and uses one tenth of the power required by forced air systems. Resistive warming has been clinically proven in every application to be equal to the outcomes of forced air.

How long is the product’s lifespan?

The power unit has lifespan of 3+ years. The pad’s lifespan depends on user care, but is estimated to be 2+ years.

Can new pads be purchased without power units?

Yes, but only for use with a Pintler Medical power unit.

Are pads available for all types of OR table manufacturers?

Yes. OR pads are also available for specialty uses such as “beach chairs” and “Wilson Frames.” We are flexible in the building of heated OR pads.

What is Pintler?

Pintler is a stunning wilderness area in southwestern Montana.