Product information

Moving and handling bariatric patients present a great challenge and risk for healthcare workers. However, using the powered patient turning system with a safe working load of 400 kilos (800 pounds), it is possible to turn bariatric clients in bed without added force from the healthcare staff, who are instead turning the client by the press of a button.


Any heavy lifting or strain on staff is eliminated from the moving and handling situation, which makes the care situation manageable and safe for both parties. This means, that the client does not feel like a burden for the staff, meanwhile, the staff can turn and reposition the bariatric client without risk to their health and safety. This ensures more dignified care.f


With the patient turning system you can:

  • Turn the bariatric patient from supine to lateral position
  • Move the bariatric client sideways in the bed
  • Move the bariatric client from the bedside and further into the bed
  • Move the bariatric client up in bed
  • Turn a bariatric patient to prone position
  • Position a sling on the bariatric client

Turning While The Backrest is Elevated

For many obese patients, it is uncomfortable to lie in the supine position because it blocks the airways making it harder to breathe. However, using the patient turning aid, it is possible to turn the patient while the backrest is elevated. This makes for a more comfortable experience for the bariatric patient that maintains their normal respiratory function even when being turned or repositioned.


Adjustable Speed

When using the patient turning system, VENDLET Bari, it is possible to adjust the speed of the system to suit the client and the healthcare worker’s needs. The system can run at normal, medium, or slow speed. The latter can be beneficial for both client and staff as there is plenty of time to gently reposition the fatty tissue.


How it Works

The bariatric patient turning aid consists of two motorized bars that are mounted on each side of the bed and are operated by hand control. To turn a bariatric client from supine to side-lying position, simply raise one bar and tighten the sheet. As the system turns the client, gently position their arms and legs as needed.


Benefits:


Users

Heavily obese or bariatric patients who need any sort of assistance with moving or turning in bed, or who receive any type of care while they are in bed


Build-in Side Rail

When the bars are left up, the VENDLET Bari patient turning system functions as a build-in bed rail, which has been tested and approved by an independent test institute (TÜV).


Whether to leave the bed rail up or down is up to a clinical evaluation of the client’s needs.


Areas of Use and Mounting

This assistive device for bariatric patients can be mounted on most care beds in hospitals, care homes or nursing homes, and in the client’s own home.

Videos
Turning the client with VENDLET V5S Turning the client with VENDLET V5S

This video shows how to turn a client using the VENDLET V5S.

Applying a sling with VENDLET V5S Applying a sling with VENDLET V5S

This video shows how to easily apply a sling using the VENDLET.

Prone position with VENDLET V5S Prone position with VENDLET V5S

This video shows how to turn a client to prone position.

VENDLET V5S as side rail VENDLET V5S as side rail

Watch how to use the VENDLET V5S, VENDLET Bari, and VENDLET V5S Speed Adjust as a side rail.

Mounting sheets on VENDLET V5S Mounting sheets on VENDLET V5S

This video shows how to mount both a slide sheet and a turning sheet onto the VENDLET V5S and Bari

Safe Patient Handling with VENDLET V5S Safe Patient Handling with VENDLET V5S

Watch how to turn a client in bed, reposition a client in bed, and reposition the client up in the bed

Mounting a turning sheet on VENDLET V5S Mounting a turning sheet on VENDLET V5S

Watch how to mount the turning sheet on the VENDLET V5S and Bari.

Mounting a slide sheet on VENDLET V5S Mounting a slide sheet on VENDLET V5S

Watch how to mount a slide sheet on the VENDLET V5S, V5S Speed Adjust and V5S Bari.

Changing the disposable sheet on an occupied bed with VENDLET V5S Changing the disposable sheet on an occupied bed with VENDLET V5S

This video is a demonstration of how to change a disposable turning sheet on an occupied bed with the VENDLET-system.

Repositioning the client up in the bed with VENDLET V5S Repositioning the client up in the bed with VENDLET V5S

This video shows how to reposition a client higher up in the bed after they have slid down to the footboard.

Mounting a disposable turning sheet on VENDLET V5S Mounting a disposable turning sheet on VENDLET V5S

This video is a demonstration of how to change a disposable turning sheet on the VENDLET-system.

Changing the sheet on an occupied bed with VENDLET V5S Changing the sheet on an occupied bed with VENDLET V5S

This video demonstrates how you change the turning sheet while the client is still in bed with the VENDLET V5S, V5S Speed Adjust, and Bari.

Mounting a disposable slide sheet on VENDLET V5S Mounting a disposable slide sheet on VENDLET V5S

This video is a demonstration of how to change a disposable slide sheet on the VENDLET-system.

Evidence
Team Sam’s story Team Sam’s story

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VENDLET boosted my independence VENDLET boosted my independence

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Care center uses VENDLET to care for a wider variety of residents Care center uses VENDLET to care for a wider variety of residents

VENDLET has created new opportunities for the Soham Lodge Care Center, which helps them stretch their ressources further…

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Objective Comparison of manual and mechanic transfers Objective Comparison of manual and mechanic transfers

A study, conducted by Professor Dr. Hans Günter Lindner from TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, shows, that using V…

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Transfer without tissue damage Transfer without tissue damage

A recent study from the University of Ghent in Belgium, shows no correlation between the development of pressure ulcers…

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Mechanic transfer systems improves workplace health and safety Mechanic transfer systems improves workplace health and safety

A research project from The Danish Technological Institute, a leading research and technology company in Denmark, has sh…

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Socioeconomic Evaluation Socioeconomic Evaluation

This study from France shows, that the implementation of VENDLET V5 increases the quality in care and improves the healt…

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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 th…

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Thorough implementation pays off Thorough implementation pays off

In early 2019, they were experiencing a high level of sick leave among healthcare staff in the elderly care sector in th…

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Decrease in Number of Violent Episodes Decrease in Number of Violent Episodes

A care home in Denmark carried out an assessment of the VENDLET V5S. The project showed that the VENDLET V5S has a calmi…

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The Man Who Won't Roll The Man Who Won't Roll

The Australian Occupational Therapist Frances Arnold has conducted a case study on the implementation of VENDLET V4 at 4…

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One Caregiver per Client One Caregiver per Client

A project carried out in a Danish municipality has explored when it is feasible to be one caregiver rather than two in c…

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Cleaning

VENDLET Bari can be wiped down with a wet cloth and regular cleaning agents or disinfecting fluids. The system is not machine washable. Sheets should be washed as described on the care label.

Accessories and spare parts

Turning sheet w velcro Item no 2600000


Slide sheet Item no 3601001


Turning sheet - disposable Item no 2600007


Slide sheet - disposable Item no 3601004


Item no 7000007


FAQ
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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VENDLET Bari

VENDLET Bari is an assistive device for moving and handling bariatric patients in bed. The patient turning aid relieves the task of turning and repositioning bariatric clients, while also improving the quality of care, providing a more gentle and comfortable repositioning.

Item no 6100150
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Specifications

Max. user weight: 400 kg

Speed Adjustment: Yes

Weight in total: 58 kg

Length: 200 cm

Width: 7,5 cm on each side of the bed

Material: Steel

Noise level (max load): 65 db(A)

Expected Service Life: 10 years

 

CE-Certified

VENDLET Bari is compliant with the Medical Device Regulation (MDR 2017/745) and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC 60601-1-2). The bed rail is tested and approved per ISO 60601-2-52. Sheets for VENDLET are OEKO-TEX certified.

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