HandiWedge Positioning Wedge
The HandiWedge Positioning Wedge is a simple and effective device offering support and comfort whilst maintaining the user in an optimal position for the carer to manage and care for safely.
Turning a person in bed is an important activity and a significant part of the handling requirements when giving care. Using the HandiWedge reduces the strain for care givers and allows them to perform other duties around the user knowing that they will remain in the desired position, even on low friction satin sheet bed systems.
3 different angles - 50, 60 & 70 degree - allow optimum positioning and flexibility.
The HandiWedge provides a simple and cost effective solution, and can also be used as a support for limbs when carrying out wound dressing etc.
It has a practical wipe clean, non-slip cover.
We can offer a discounted price to Health Professionals and Trade customers. Please contact us if you would like to receive a quotation for this product today.
Using the HandiWedge
The Handiwedge can be used either alone or in combination with the HandicareWendyLett and TurnSheet bed management systems.
HandiWedge will support the carer by maintaining the client in the desired position not only avoiding risk of injury associated with static postures but also providing better access for the provision of care.
HandiWedge will also allow for multiple changes and slight adjustment of position and potential pressure points to assist with helping to avoid and reduce the incidence of pressure sores.
Furthermore, the Wedge will support re-positioning of the client. Slowly and gently move the HandiWedge back away from the client allowing them to follow the movement backwards.
This can be done several times until the client is lying on their back again. This facilitates frequent re-positioning, shortens the work time and load.
More frequent re-positioning changes the clients pressure points, allows increased blood flow, and minimizes risk of pressure sores. It is recommended to have some textile material between the client and the HandiWedge non slip material to avoid friction against the skin.
The HandiWedge is positioned against the back or sacral area of the client after positioning the client on to their side. This will support and maintain them in the desired position, avoid static posture and give better access for caregiving.