caregiver (cg) doesn’t know how to prepare Care recipient (cr) for wheelchair transfer

Try: Talk to the cr about what will happen during the transfer speak slowly and clearly tell cr what will happen at each step before transfer begins tell cr that he and the cg must work together during the transfer learn about the cr cr’s condition and if he is able to move talk and follow commands check for catheters tubes drainage bags and other items that might need to transfer with the cr ask cr if he prefers being transferred one way more than another way make sure that cg and cr are wearing shoes that will not slip on the floor make sure that the wheelchair and the transfer aids that will be used are working right check material stitching straps chains and hooks if the transfer aids look weak or broken do not use them check the brakes on the wheelchair and on the bed to be sure they lock as they should make sure there is enough space to make a safe transfer

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

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Keywords: Wheelchair transfer transferring

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

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