Turning units can be used on top of a domestic bed to turn a person from side to side.
They take the form of either a sectioned mattress which has an airbag under each side of the mattress that alternately inflates and deflates, or a turning sheet which moves around two rollers on a frame on either side of the bed. They can be controlled using a handset, or can be set to turn automatically.
It is recommended to use these units in conjunction with bedside safety rails (cot sides), as they have no built-in side protection.
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