Care recipient (cr) needs to be transferred from dental chair to his wheelchair

Try: Position the wheelchair close to and parallel to the dental chair lock the wheels in place turn the casters forward and remove the armrest raise the dental chair until it is slightly higher than the wheelchair and remove the armrest transfer any special padding transfer cr using the two-person transfer support the patient while detaching the safety belt transfer any special padding or equipment from the dental chair to the wheelchair clinician stand behind cr help cr cross his arms across his chest clinician places his arms under cr cr’s upper arms and grasps cr’s wrists caregiver (cg) place both hands under cr cr’s lower thighs initiate and lead the lift at a prearranged count 1-2-3-lift clinician and cg using leg and arm muscles while bending the back as little as possible gently lift cr cr’s torso and legs at the same time reposition cr in wheelchair attach the safety belt and check the tubing of the urine-collecting device if there is one and reposition the bag replace the armrest and footrests

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile

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References: wheelchair transfer a health care provider provider’s guide by national institute of dental and craniofacial research available at

Keywords: Transferring wheelchair dental office medical appointment dental chair

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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