12 August 2016
We have developed a completely new product series, which makes it possible for the more active bedridden people to help themselves.
When a person’s strength is weakening and it becomes difﬁcult to move in bed, a helping hand is often needed. It may become a big challenge for such persons to turn over on their side and transfer from a lying to a sitting position in bed, to get their legs into the bed or similar situations.
But where do they ﬁnd a helping hand? Should it be a relative who lends them a hand and physically compensates for their lack of strength? Or is it the nursing staff who should render assistance by giving them the “push” that they need to get out of bed?
It is a known fact that the care sector has a number of Work, Health and Safety challenges. The challenges are in particular related to manual moving and handling of bedridden persons. Relatives and the nursing staff expose themselves to risks and unnecessary strains when they use their muscular strength to compensate for the lacking physical resources of bedridden persons.
At Vendlet, we believe that it is a question of supporting and utilizing the resources that patients can still use. Therefore, it is a question of offering help to self-help. We must create conditions and a framework where the patient’s own resources are sufﬁcient in relation to the transfers that a bedridden person wants to make.
According to Peter Maindal, physiotherapist, who has developed the MANULET series, we should endeavour to avoid manual moving and handling. Transfers where the nursing staff lift, draw or push have a negative impact on the locomotive apparatus and are often experienced as uncomfortable for active bedridden persons. Instead, we must support the ability of bedridden persons to manage on their own as long as possible.
For this, products are required to be simple to use, ﬂexible in area of use and easy to understand.
The MANULET series consists of four different products that can be used individually or in combination with each other. They have the purpose of supporting the resources of the bedridden person according to the motto of help to self-help. The combination of friction reducing products and good instructions of use and techniques must compensate for the lack of resources of the bedridden person.
MANULET Easy Tube is used to reduce friction under the bedridden person.
MANULET Easy Tube has a super smooth inside and skin-friendly, soft cotton jersey on the outside. The two layers are quilted together to achieve stability of form and optimum function.
MANULET Turn Table is used to make it easier to turn around in a sitting position.
MANULET Turn Table consists of two round discs with a super smooth inside and skin-friendly pleasant padded cotton jersey on the outside. The two discs are attached to a swivel with velcro. The swivel is specially designed for very low resistance even when exposed to high loads. The swivel can easily be removed for washing.
MANULET Turn Table is available in two sizes: Ø 45 cm and Ø 60 cm.
MANULET Multi Grip can be used to get from a lying to a sitting position and vice versa.
The sturdy soft foam handles have a diameter of 3 cm, which provides an anatomically correct grip. The unique structure of MANULET Multi Grip makes the handles very stable when they are used. This results in high comfort and is of special importance to people with weak hands and wrists.
MANULET Mono Grip is for people who ﬁnd it difﬁcult to turn in bed.
MANULET Mono Grip is mounted on the frame of the bed and placed on the mattress next to the bedridden person.
MANULET - New Product Series