Transfers from bed to wheelchair using transfer belt

  1. 1 Explains procedure
  2. 2 Privacy is provided
    3 Wheelchair is positioned along side of bed, at head of bed, and facing the foot of the bed
  3. 4 Footrests are folded up or removed
  4. 5 Bed is at a safe level
  5. 6 Locks wheels on wheelchair
  6. 7 Checks and/or locks bed wheels
  7. 8 Client is assisted to a sitting position with feet flat on the floor
  8. 9 Candidate ensures client is wearing shoes
    10 Applies transfer belt securely over clothing/gown
  9. 11 Provides instructions to enable client to assist in transfer including prearranged signal to alert when to begin standing
  10. 12 Stands facing client positioning self to ensure safety of candidate and client during transfer. Counts to three to alert client to begin standing
  11. 13 On signal, gradually assists client to stand by grasping transfer belt on both sides with an upward grasp and maintaining stability of client’s legs
  12. 14 Assists client to turn to stand in front of wheelchair with back of client’s legs against wheelchair
  13. 15 Lowers client into wheelchair
  14. 16 Positions client with hips touching back of wheelchair and transfer belt is removed
  15. 17 Positions feet on footrests
  16. 18 Signaling device is within reach
  17. 19 Washes hands
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Transfers from bed to wheelchair using transfer belt
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