Careplus Medical, Inc. has identified the need to develop a product that is both low-cost and highly effective. This new patented multipurpose positioning device is called the Turnwedge™. It aids in relieving pressure from the skin and assists in the effective treatment and prevention of pulmonary complications associated with immobility. 

When using any product or device, you should take into consideration “Why” the product is recommended or ordered for your patient. In order for a product to truly have a positive outcome it must meet very specific requirements.

These requirements are:

  • Turning a patient up to or over 60 degrees laterally
  • Giving the patient a more effective and
    controlled angle of turn
  • An ergonomic design that minimizes contact to the skin
  • A nurse-friendly device that is both lightweight
    and easy to use

PATENT # US D531,315    


Our design team, which developed the Turnwedge™, took feedback from nurses and wound care specialists and created our patented design. It addresses the concerns that such a lateral positioning device can answer. The Turnwedge™ has been designed to resolve the many issues that arise from caring for the immobile patient.

The Turnwedge ‘s unique design gives you the caregiver the ability to:

  • Laterally position your patient in gradual increments, up to or over 60 degrees
  • The patient’s position can be effectively stabilized with its non-skid surface
  • The ergonomically designed Turnwedge™ can easily support up to a 350 lb. patient

(Bariatric Model up to 600lbs.) with only minimal pressure to the skin.


Finally, the Turnwedge™ incorporates all these features into a lightweight, easy to use device, which will assist you in providing a practical, cost-effective solution to your wound care and pulmonary problems.

The Turnwedge™ is ergonomically designed for minimal contact to the skin. It also provides firm body support and guards against sliding on bedding. The Turnwedge™ provides your patient a more effective and controlled angle of turn from 0 to 60 degrees. The angle of turn is determined by how far under the Turnwedge™ is placed. The more aggressive the turn, the better the clinical outcome.


 

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