Bed Positioning Sheets

Bed positioning sheets or In-bed systems are designed to facilitate a person being turned, moved or repositioned whilst in bed. The sheets are designed to stay on the bed and enable carer givers to assist the person with ease and confidence whilst ensuring the person’s comfort is maintained and avoids any damage to the person’s skin. The positioning sheets can also be used on top of pressure relieving mattresses without compromising the pressure-relieving properties of the mattress.

The bed positioning sheets can be used on their own or in conjunction with positioning wedges. They can also be linked up with hoist systems to support carers delivering care.


Do’s and Don’ts

Ensure the sheets are free from defects before using
Read the handling plan and ensure it is current and relevant
Ensure competence in using the sheets prior to use with people
Ensure the safety and comfort of the person at all times
Ensure the brakes on the bed (if applicable) are applied before using the positioning sheets
Follow the correct washing instructions for the sheets
Do not use if any defects on the positioning sheets
Do not use if not trained to do so
Do not use if no handling plan has been carried out
Do not use the sheets if the person exceeds the safe working load
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