WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
The Body Positioning Wedges are used to help position Patients in bed to help keep them symmetrical. The firm foam Wedges have two curved sides with a layer of soft ventilated foam around the outside, and a layer of Thermoregulating Material to help maintain body temperature. The cover is a waterproof, breathable material. Please see the sizing table under the Technical tab.
Under the base of the Wedges is some Hook Tape that will attach to Pelican’s Sleep System Positioning Sheet. For extra padding or more Thermoregulating, the Wedges can be used with a Vented Overlay Pad. This Pad goes under the Patient and can make it easier to turn them to assist placing the Wedges.
WHO IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR?
The Body Positioning Wedges are suitable for people who need positioning support in bed and while sleeping.
BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
- Patient lying on their back – Using the two Wedges, slightly tilt the patient and place the smaller curved edge next to the patient’s chest under the arm, and then slightly tilt the patient’s hip to place the other Wedge next to their hip. Then place two Wedges on the other side, next to the chest under the shoulder, and next to their hip, again after slightly tilting the patient, so they will have the Wedges firmly next to them.
- Patient sleeping on their side at 30 degrees – Turn the Wedges around and use the longer curved side. Tilt the patient slightly and place one Wedge behind their back, then allow them to lean back next to the Wedge. Some patients may benefit by having a second Wedge next to their hip. Some patients may need a third Wedge in front of their stomach to stop them rolling forward.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT MADE FROM?
Foam, 4-way stretch breathable waterproof material, hook tape.
Consult your Therapist before using, as they may change our instructions for individual patients.
ALTERNATIVE OR RELATED PRODUCTS
|Sleep System Positioning Sheet
|E-Wedge & Cuffs
|Knee Comfort Wedge & Cuffs
|Body Bracket – Thermoregulating
|Vented Overlay Pad
|Various Bed Wedges