Patient Turning Systems – The Vendlet Family

Welcome to the VENDLET patient turning system product family.  A range of truly innovative patient turning systems for safely and effectively moving, positioning, and repositioning a patient in bed in a variety of care settings.

The original VENDLET patient turning system was developed by a Danish innovator who had noticed that his wife was struggling with the physical strain of turning their disabled daughter in bed. Since then, the technology has been developed and refined by a registered physiotherapist, and the VENDLET family are now the most advanced patient turning systems on the market. The expanding range currently includes the V5S and the Bari. More models will be joining the family soon.

The VENDLET patient turning system family. Repositioning Redefined.

In addition to improving the quality and dignity of your care, when used to reduce the number of carers required on a package, it can pay for itself in weeks and give you significant savings. Try our VENDLET Cost Benefit Calculator today to see how much you could save on your care packages.

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Not sure which VENDLET system is most suitable for you?

Use our comparison table to identify the different features of the V5S, Bari and Basic models and work out which is most applicable to your needs;

  VENDLET V5S & Bari (identical except for the SWL) VENDLET Basic VENDLET Standard
Does the bed need to be accessed from both sides? Because the V5S’s side rails are mechanically lifted and lowered, you don’t need to physically access both sides of the bed. The bed can be positioned against a wall and remain fully operable from one side of the bed. Although you will need to access both the head and foot end of the bed on each side to release the side rail catches, the Basic can be positioned against a wall on one side. This is because the side rails are lifted and lowered vertically and so do not protrude into the room at any point. No. Just like the V5S, you can operate the Standard from one side of the bed
How are the sheets attached to the system? Velcro ‘Quick Tag’ tongue and groove ‘Quick Tag’ tongue and groove

Safe Working Load (SWL)



(The bariatric version of the V5S, known as the Bari, has a SWL of 400 kg)

150kg 250kg
System weight 56 kg 30 kg 42kg
Is the system autoclavable? No Yes, it’s IPX6 washable Yes, it’s IPX6w
Are the siderails manually or mechanically height-adjustable? Fully motorised Manual, with a similar mechanism to that of standard bed siderails. Fully motorised, with the actuators hidden inside the end posts
Is the system easy to use? The hand control has 10 buttons that are colour co-ordinated with the roller bars for ease of use. The Basic is the easiest VENDLET to operate, with just 5 colour co-ordinated buttons on the hand control. The siderails are manually height-adjustable and are operated similarly to standard bed siderails. Operates in just the same way as the V5S
Can I control the speed of the turn? Yes, the V5S has three speed options. No, the Basic has one speed (which is a little slower than the traditional VENDLET turning speed). Yes, the Standard has three speed options.
How long does it take to install? 60-90 minutes 20-30 minutes 60-90 minutes
IEC 60601-2-52 Conformity Full criteria met Full criteria met Full criteria met

The 3 main benefits of the VENDLET System

1. Cost-effective single-handed care

Double-up care packages are costly, and often unnecessary. VENDLET turning systems mechanically reposition patients by gently winding in the sheets that they are lying on. This initiates a smooth turning motion, and it takes just one carer to use their free hand to guide the client into place.

Single-handed care brings a whole wealth of benefits beside cost efficiency. Single-handed care can solve the problem in the local community of co-ordinating multiple carers to attend the same client, which can be problematic. Single-handed care can also help alleviate headaches associated with low staffing levels, for social care organisations as well as care homes and hospitals.

2. Improved patient well-being

Using the VENDLET to reposition patients drastically reduces friction and shear, virtually eliminating the risk of tissue damage. And if the VENDLET is to be operated by just one carer, it makes it easier for care agencies to improve consistency in care. Single-handed care also allows for the development of more personal one-to-one relationships between clients and their carers, and improves levels of privacy and dignity, which have been proven to positively affect well-being.

3. Lower risk of carer injury

Moving and handling patients is risky and often physically demanding, even when best practice is employed. The mechanical turning of the VENDLET removes the need for manual handling, almost completely eradicating the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and associated pains and sick days.

VENDLET Basic vs V5S Comparison Webinar

Watch this webinar to find out

  • The similarities
  • The differences
  • Which model is best suited to each situation
  • Q&A session

This webinar will give you a clear understanding of when and where to use either the VENDLET V5S or Basic to Improve outcomes for your service users.

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