Product information

This powered turning system is a fully automatic transfer aid that is used to turn and reposition clients in bed.

The transfer aid improves workplace health and safety, provides gentle and calm care for the client, reduces the risk of pressure ulcers, saves time and resources and much more.

With the turning system, it is possible to:

  • Turn a person from supine to lateral position and back
  • Transfer a client sideways in bed
  • Transfer a client from sitting on the bedside and further into the bed
  • Move the client up in bed
  • Simplify the process of applying a sling
  • Turn a patient to/from the prone position

Safe Patient Handling

This assistive device can be used for a range of patients and clients. For people with no or very limited mobility, e.g. people with paralysis, Cerebral Palsy or severe Parkinson’s Disease, the system is a safe way of moving and handling, that is gentle on the client’s skin reducing the risk of tissue damage and providing an overall more comfortable experience. The large sheet ‘hugs’ the client while they are being turned, making the transfer feel controlled and safe.

The system is also beneficial for people with cognitive dysfunction, such as people with dementia. The gentle movements of the turning system help calm the client and are recognizable no matter who is operating the system. This makes it easier for cognitively impaired patients to understand what is going on and reduces confusion. These clients also often benefit from systems with speed adjustment (VENDLET V5S Speed Adjust).

Independent Living

For clients with some mobility, the turning system can be used in combination with other mobility aids such as bed ladders, to improve the health and safety of healthcare staff. The system can also be used by the client, typically in cases where the client retains function in some limbs and is cognitively capable of understanding how to use the system. Among other things, the client can use the system to reposition themselves during the night.

Potential users:

  • People affected by pain, people receiving palliative care
  • People at risk of developing pressure ulcers
  • People with disabilities or chronic diseases such as Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, paralysis, muscular dystrophy, and more
  • People with cognitive dysfunction such as people with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Elderly or geriatric patients who cannot turn themselves in bed

Improved Work Health and Safety

Turning and positioning clients in bed can be a strenuous task for healthcare staff and is the cause of many workplace injuries. Using a powered patient turning system reduces risk to the healthcare personnel, increases the quality of care and saves time and resources used on moving and handling patients.

Turning a patient is often a two-person job, but with this transfer aid, one person can do the job on their own without compromising the quality of care.

How it Works

This assistive device consists of two motorized bars mounted on each side of the bed and is operated by hand control. To turn a 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.

With the Speed Adjustment add on, it is possible to adjust the speed of the system to 75% and 50% or regular speed.

Benefits:

  • Improved work health and safety, fewer sick days, and injuries
  • Fewer pressure ulcers, less friction, and shearing
  • Gentle and calm care makes the client feel safe
  • Speed Adjustment for an even calmer and slower transfer
  • Build-in bed rail approved by independent test institute
  • Change the sheets with the client still in bed

Build-in Side Rail

When the bars are left up, the VENDLET patient turning aid 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 can be mounted on most care beds in hospitals, care homes or nursing homes, and in the client’s own home. It would be advantageous to use the patient turning aid with slide sheets, positioning cushions and pressure-relieving mattresses

Videos
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

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

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

Prone position with VENDLET V5S Prone position with VENDLET V5S

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Evidence
VENDLET boosted my independence VENDLET boosted my independence

Fiona had trouble lying in the same position all night long, but needed help turning herself. Now, with the VENDLET, she…

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Team Sam’s story Team Sam’s story

Sam Higgins is 24 years old and lives with his mother at their family home in East Lothian. As a young boy, Sam was diag…

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Helen regained her independence Helen regained her independence

VENDLET increases independence and gives young woman dignity back.

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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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Belinda regained her strength Belinda regained her strength

British Occupational Therapist, Gill Creighton, shares how the use of VENDLET has given a client with dementia her stren…

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Beatrice's pain has been reduced with controlled transfers Beatrice's pain has been reduced with controlled transfers

Occupational Therapist, Gill Creighton, shares how controlled transfers with VENDLET has lead to less pain for an elderl…

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Soham Lodge Care Centre Soham Lodge Care Centre

At Soham Lodge Care Centre they have trialed the VENDLET Basic. They found particular benefits when it came to facilitie…

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St. Edmunds Care Home St. Edmunds Care Home

At St. Edmunds Care Home they have trialed the VENDLET Basic with positive results. The staff found it easy to use, and…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cleaning

VENDLET V5S/VENDLET V5S Speed Adjust can be wiped down with a wet cloth and regular cleaning agents or disinfecting fluids. The system is not machine washable. Sheets must be washed as described on the care label.

Accessories and spare parts

Item no 7000007


Turning sheet w velcro Item no 2600000


Slide sheet Item no 3601001


Turning sheet - disposable Item no 2600007


Slide sheet - disposable Item no 3601004


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 V5S

The VENDLET V5S is a patient transfer aid for turning and repositioning patients in bed. The assistive device makes it possible to perform a gentle and smooth repositioning of the patient, which requires a minimum of strain and effort of healthcare staff.

Item no 6100000

Specifications

Weight in total: 58 kg

Length: 200 cm 

Width: 7.5 cm on each side of the bed

Material: Steel

Safe Working Load: 200 kg

Noise Level (max load): 65 db(A)

Expected Service Life: 10 years

CE-Certified

The VENDLET system is compliant with the Medical Device Regulation (MDR MDR 2017/745) and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC EMC 60601-1-2). The bed rail is tested and approved as per ISO 60601-2-52.

Sheets for VENDLET are OEKO-TEX certified.

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