How to Use the VENDLET Patient Positioning System

How to Use the VENDLET Patient Positioning System

Patient positioning is one of the most complex parts of an everyday hospital or care home routine. Attempting to move a patient incorrectly can lead to injury not just for the person being moved, but also for the nurse, doctor or professional involved.

Fortunately, the VENDLET electro-mechanic turning system simplifies the movement process by allowing individuals to move bedridden patient with minimal effort or resources. The VENDLET system is made up of a turning sheet, slide sheet, and two motorized bars that control the gentle and safe motion of the bed.

What is the VENDLET System for?

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The VENDLET system is an easy way to make many aspects of moving and handling safe for everyone involved. It can:

  • Reposition patients to supine, prone and lateral positions for examination, hygiene and medical purposes.
  • Move a patient from one side of a bed to another.
  • Transfer a patient from one bed to another.
  • Reposition the patient on the bed to remove strain or pressure on certain parts of the body.

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Using two motorised roller bars operated by a handset, the VENDLET system gives professionals complete control over the repositioning of a patient, without asking them to lift or adjust the individual’s position manually. When one roller bar turns, it winds the slide sheet in, which initiates a highly controlled and comfortable turning motion. Caregivers can then use their free hand to guide the positioning of the patient.

Easy Tips for Operating the VENDLET System

Moving and handling with the VENDLET system allows care takers to care for patients on a one-to-one basis, without necessarily waiting for other nurses or care providers to help with movement. Simple use one hand to control the moving bars, and the other hand to guide the safety and wellbeing of the patient. It’s also a good idea to ask the patient to help if they can. For instance, if a patient can move their arm to facilitate better movement, ask them to do so.

When the system has been activated, the bars can be raised, lowered, or turned in either direction. The colours on the buttons are related to the colour coded bars. Press and hold the buttons to achieve your desired results. The motors will stop moving when the buttons are released.

Basic Moving and Handling

Here’s he basic process to follow when turning a patient with the VENDLET system.

  • Double click the power button to activate the system.
  • Press the blue button with an upward pointing arrow to raise the blue bar.
  • Press the blue button with a circle and clockwise arrow to tighten the turning sheet on the blue bar.
  • Ask the patient to place his or her left arm on her stomach or chest.
  • Move the right arm of the patient to the side and shift the left leg above the right leg.
  • The patient should now be on their right side.

To move a patient from one bed to another:

  • Double click the power button to activate.
  • Press both the red and blue downward arrow buttons to lower the bars
  • Use the bar on the side where the patient needs to be moved to tighten the turning sheet and shift the individual towards the other bed.

To reposition a patient up the bed:

  • Ensure the bed surface is flat
  • Double click the power button to activate the VENDLET
  • Press both the red and blue downward arrow buttons to lower the bars
  • Press both the blue and red sheet slacking buttons
  • Stand by the headboard and gently use the sheet buttons to turn the patient gently from side to side as you lift the patient up towards the top of the bed.

Videos are available on the Vendlet.com website for more guidance. Alternatively, if you need help understanding the benefits of the VENDLET system, reach out to HLS Healthcare today!