Choosing and Using Bedridden Patient Care Equipment

There are many reasons why a patient may be bedridden. Some people need to stay in bed when they recovery from an injury or surgery. Others may be unable to move by themselves because of an issue with partial or complete paralysis.

The right equipment can make repositioning and supporting bedridden patients much easier for care providers. Something like the VENDLET patient positioning system not only improves the quality of care for the bedridden individual by offering comfort and dignity, but it also protects the care provider from the risk of strain or injury.

What is the VENDLET System?

The VENDLET V5S system is a solution specifically designed to support bedridden patients. The automated turning system is made up of two bars with automated motors. When the bars move, they pull a sheet carefully from one side to another, adjusting the position of a patient without relying on the physical strength of the care provider.

This effective moving and handling tool can assist with:

  • Preparing a patient for hoisting
  • Moving an individual for hygiene-based activities like washing and cleaning
  • Adjusting a patient’s position for wound management and examinations
  • Moving patients from one side of the bed to another
  • Preventing the formation of ulcers and pressure sores
  • Transferring a patient from one bed to another, or from a bed to a chair

How Does the VENDLET System work?

The VENDLET positioning system is an intuitive device that requires very little manual input from a care provider. All you need to do is place a sliding sheet underneath the turning sheet , then use the colour-coordinated buttons to adjust the position of the patient that needs to be moved.

With this tool, care providers can also adjust the position of bedridden patients for comfort reasons. For instance, if a patient is complaining of too much pressure on their neck or lower back, it’s possible to easily move that individual up or down in the bed until the issue is rectified.

Benefits include:

  • Better health and safety practices for care providers
  • More comfort and dignity for the bedridden patient
  • Minimal use of care resources
  • Easier one-to-one carer/patient experiences

Why Is Having the Right Tool so Important?

Moving and handling is a common part of a care provider’s role when looking after a bedridden patient. People who spend a lot of time in the same position, unable to move by themselves, need to be regularly repositioned for examination, hygiene, and other purposes. Regularly repositioning a bedridden patient can also reduce the risk of sores and ulcers.

With a tool like the VENDLET automated positioning system, bedridden people can maintain their independence and dignity, without having to compromise on comfort. It’s possible to move a patient within a matter of minutes, and there’s no need to call for a second care provider to help.

A single carer can initiate the moving process at the push of a button. There’s no risk to the carer, and the client doesn’t have to worry about an uncomfortable and awkward moving experience. Combined with other tools like ceiling and floor hoists, the VENDLET makes comfortable moving and handling for bedridden patients easier than ever.

If you’re ready to discuss the ideal tools to support your bedridden patients, contact HLS today!