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03/06/13

I attended The Naidex Care Conference at The NEC in Birmingham.   Handicare who were doing demonstrations on different moving and positioning techniques demonstrated the use of The WendyLett Sheets.  I was so impressed by the possibilities of these sheets I'm telling everyone about them.  It enables a situation where there is usually two carers to move and re position someone who is immobile to reposition and move them using just one carer and depending on client, causing less movement and disruption and or distress at times needed ie not waiting for a second person to come.  Of course there still needs to be an assessment as to suitability for individual.  

The WendyLett family consists of three different WendyLett sheets. WendyLett is a satin sliding sheet and a base sheet to be combined with- WendyLett2Way, a drawsheet for sliding sideways or- WendyLett4Way, a sliding drawsheet for multi-directional sliding. All WendyLett sheets offer the following features and advantages. A comfortable functional material The WendyLett sheets are made of a mixed material fabric. Wonderful, smooth cotton provides for comfort while strong and smart polyester ensures functionality and durability. The quality of the fabric is continuously and carefully monitored with regards to strength, durability, burls, washing properties and non-inflammability.

Communicating and self-instructing design. The colours and patterns of the fabric in the WendyLett sliding and drawsheets are designed to indicate the function of the sheet and thereby also the needs of the user. White and grey stripes and checked patterns communicate in which direction sliding is facilitated and how the sheet should be used. The design also makes the sheets easy to distinguish in the laundry. And, on top of this, the WendyLett sheets look really good. A transfer aid which prevents pressure-related sores using a WendyLett, in small transfers, turning and positioning of users in bed can be performed without friction and shearing damage of the skin of the user. The sheets are made of a very fine material and can favourably be placed on top of a pressure-relieving mattress without compromising the pressure-relieving properties of the mattress. In order to provide the user with maximum comfort, WendyLett have also eliminated all seams across the sheets and made the joint seams of different functional materials really flat and low.  Go to www.handicare.com for pictures and more information on this product and others. 

Ngarita King