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.
- 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.
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 The VENDLET HC-2 has been replaced by the much improved VENDLET V5S system, which is much more intuitive to use.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.