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In certain situations, it may be desirable to slow the bars so that the sheet is tightened more slowly onto the bar. With the new hand control, speed can be set at:

  • 100 % (normal speed)
  • 75 %
  • 50 %

Speed adjustment may be advantageous for clients that:

  • Have severe perceptual disruption
  • Have severe spatial orientation disorders
  • Have acquired brain injury and neurological disorders
  • Have severe spasticity
  • Have several intravenous sites or are intubated

The hand control with speed adjustment is an optional extra that can be purchased separately.

For all VENDLET V5S systems purchased after the 1st of June 2016, the new hand control can simply be plugged in after which the system has speed adjustment. For systems purchased before this date, it is also necessary to purchase a new control unit, as a new operating system has been developed to control the speed adjustment.

The new hand control has a built-in light. In this way it can also serve as a small torch, allowing night shift personnel to discreetly check that all is well with sleeping patients.

How to operate the hand control on VENDLET Standard How to operate the hand control on VENDLET Standard

In this video, you can see a careful introduction to the hand control used by VENDLET Standard.


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What is the VENDLET?

The VENDLET is an electrical turning system that is used during the repositioning, the transferring, and the turning of a bedridden client accommodated at nursing homes, care homes, hospitals, and other institutions. The VENDLET is mostly used for clients who suffer from some degree of mobility limitations or have limited cognitive resources. 

The VENDLET can also be referred to as a patient transfer aid or a patient positioning system. You might also have heard it in reference to assistive technology, rehabilitation, bariatric and obesity issues as well as mobility aids. 

Who are the targeted groups of a powered turning aid? 

There are two target groups meant for this assistive device; 1) caregivers and 2) clients and patients. Both groups have reasons as to why they would benefit from an electrical turning system. 

The client and patient group can be further subcategorized into four groups. This is supported by a research project by The Danish Technological Institute. Those four subcategories are:

  1. Clients who suffer from diseases causing limited mobility such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, Cerebral Palsy (CP), ALS, paralysis, muscular dystrophy, and more.
  2. Psychiatric clients or clients with limited cognitive resources causing diseases such as dementia, anxiety, or BPSD, or other cliental groups who showcase aggressive behavior. 
  3. Clients affected by pain such as cancer patients, terminally ill clients, or clients with multiple fractures. 
  4. Bariatric clients. 

The research project recommends that you look at a guideline before determining whether or not your client would benefit from using a patient turning aid. You can see a guideline here


Is it possible to change the sheet on the VENDLET?

The answer might seem obvious to people, who already know the VENDLET, but our team is often asked this question. The answer is yes. The sheet can be changed (watch the video to see how). The sheet must be changed as often as a regular sheet, and it can also be changed while the client lies in the bed. 

Do I risk accidentally rolling the client out of the bed when using a turning system?

Some caregivers fear that they will accidentally roll the client out of the bed when using the patient transfer aid and that they will land on the floor. However, there is no need to be worried about that. For that to happen, you would have to be extremely inattentive and continue to press the button even though the client would protest as they would reach the side rail. Furthermore, it would usually take an extra push for the client to roll past the bar as their weight would lower them into the mattress. 

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Hand control with speed adjustment

Hand control for the VENDLET V5S Speed Adjust and the VENDLET Bari.

With the Speed Adjust hand control, you can upgrade your VENDLET V5S, Bari, V5 or V5+, so the speed of the bars can be adjusted.


If your VENDLET has been purchased before the 1st of June 2016 you also need to purchase a new control unit!

Item no 6000042

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