Repositioning 24/7 with VENDLET

Repositioning 24/7 with VENDLET

In 2008 the Dutch Occupational Therapist Josien Boomgaard and specialist in ergonomy Nico Knibbe made a case study on the use of the VENDLET HC-2 turning system.

24. November 2008

The VENDLET HC-2 turning system was tested at five clients. 
Before conducting the study the following assumptions of the benefits of using a automatic patient turning system were made:

  • Less physical strain of the care providers
  • More quality of care and life
  • Lower risk of decubitus
  • Increased productivity

The study confirmed all of the assumptions.


Physical strain

By using the VENDLET system it is possible
  • to postpone the need for professional care
  • for ageing care providers to continue working because the job is less hard


Quality of care and life

By using the VENDLET the clients

  • are happier
  • have less pain and use fewer painkillers
  • feel safety and support from the siderails of the VENDLET system

When the process of turning the client is done using the VENDLET system rather than handling the client manually, the client has a much better experience with less pain.



With the VENDLET system, it is possible to prevent or slow down the risk of decubitus because turning in bed is made easier and is less painful, which means that turning the client can happen more frequently.


Using the VENDLET system saves time. The caregivers can do their job in less time, which means they can tend to more clients during a workday. The study shows savings from € 6.000 up to 8.000 pr. year.

Study made using an old system

Please note that this study is based on the original VENDLET HC-2 system which was taken off the market in 2011. The VENDLET HC-2 has been replaced by the much improved VENDLET V5S system, which is much more intuitive to use. 
However, the study is still relevant when considering the VENDLET V5S, as the results indicate a minimum of what can be expected from the newer systems which is much more efficient in use.



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