There are many situations in which positioning should be an area of great attention. Particularly for permanent or long-term bedridden people, people with reduced mobility, people with pressure ulcers or pressure ulcer risk, people receiving hygiene procedures in bed as well as restless and unstable people.
When positioning is integrated in the care for these people, it will have a major influence on the progression of their disease and their overall quality of life.
Positioning will also have a positive impact on the care-giver’s health and safety, as the processes regarding bedridden people often will be easier to manage and handle.
Unfortunately we often experience some hesitation towards positioning; it is described as overcomplicated and something only experts can do. This is unfortunate because positioning does not require in-service training or specialized knowledge.
Therefore, Vendlet wishes to partake in bringing greater attention towards positioning. One way we do this is by trying to make positioning more accessible through a series of articles and by participating at conferences as speakers and lecturers.