Patient Lifting Slings: which loop is which?

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Patient lifting is a common daily task in most healthcare institutions but you may be surprised to hear that some care staff are not fully aware of all the features a sling enables. The most common connection point seen on the straps of a sling is a fabric loop, which is wound onto a lifting

How to perform calm patient transfers with Vendlet & Lejrelet

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As you probably know, VENDLET can easily be used for clients that are anxious or uneasy during transfers. This might be clients with cognitive challenges, that make it difficult for them to understand what is going on. In these cases, VENDLET in itself already has a calming effect. However, for severely uneasy or anxious clients, who might

Vendlet – the joy of tossing and turning in bed – independently!

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A few months ago, a client told me that she tossed and turned all night – and it was the best night sleep she’s ever had.  For many of us, repeatedly turning over in the night can be a sign of restlessness, but for Caitlin and others with a disability – turning over in the

Big Problems?  We Have The Answers!

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In April 2019, HLS received a desperate call for help concerning a bariatric Resident living in a Japara Aged Care Facility in regional Victoria. Tiffany Simpson, National Health & Safety Manager of Japara reached out to us as there were several manual handling challenges for the nurses and care-staff to overcome.  This particular resident weighed

Manual Handling and ‘Best Practice’

When it comes to Manual Handling, does “Best Practice” simply mean more staff to ease the load?  Not necessarily. In a world of increased bariatric presence in our Hospitals and Aged Care facilities, we have to work smarter not harder, particularly as securing funding for extra staff is a perpetual conundrum. The Vendlet Bed Turning

COVID-19: Safety Tools for Infection Control

A complication of COVID-19’s viral infection is respiratory compromise, notably poor oxygenation and in worst cases, respiratory failure. Positioning in prone, or belly down, improves oxygenation. Use of training schedules, even for persons not intubated and in severe respiratory failure, have shown anecdotal benefit during this pandemic. Proning slings are ideal for turning to sideways