WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
The Bed Wedge Bariatric – Heat Sealed , is a very useful triangular foam wedge that can be used in a variety of ways to help support people in bed. It can also be used in intensive care or in the operating theatre.
The Heat Sealed vinyl covering can be wiped clean and can be placed in a pillowcase for patient comfort.
WHO IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR?
For use by bariatric people who need support in bed. See below for suggestions on various ways the Wedge can be used.
This Bed Wedge is made from a very firm foam, so it should not crush under the weight of most bariatric people. The foam is convoluted on the sides, so when it is next to the patient, the surface is softer and the convolutions will help with blood circulation.
BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
- Back Support: When sitting up in bed, the Wedge can be placed behind the person’s back. This provides good support for the lower back/posterior to lean against. A normal pillow can also be used for upper back support.
- Anti-Slide Wedge: When the person is sitting up in bed, place the Wedge under the legs hard up against the groin. The Wedge will comfortably help the person to stay in position sitting up, and help prevent them sliding back down the bed.
- Anti-Roll Wedge: To help people who need to sleep on their side but roll onto their backs, place the Wedge against their back. The Wedge is very stable and small enough to go under the bed clothes.
- Cradle Wedge: To take the weight of the blankets off the person’s feet, place the Wedge at the bottom of the bed, under the covers.
Using with a Positioning (Receptor) Sheet:
Bed Wedges are available with some Hook Tape under the base to attach to Pelican’s Sleep System Positioning Sheet.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT MADE FROM?
Foam, vinyl material.
ALTERNATIVE OR RELATED PRODUCTS
|Small – 1/2 Length|
|Small – 3/4 Length|
|Small – Extra Long|
|Small – Angled|
|Large – 1/2 Length|
|Large – 3/4 Length|
|Large – Extra Long|
|Large – Angled|
|Bariatric – Heat Sealed|