caregiver (cg) needs to know how to transfer Care recipient (cr) using a mechanical lift out of his wheelchair

Try: Lift one side of the cr cr’s body up slightly or tilt him to one side slide the sling underneath cr’s buttocks lift or tilt the cr to the other side and spread the sling evenly under cr attach the sling to the mechanical lift raise the cr by pumping the lift manually or by turning the lift on ask the cr to stay still during the lift move the lift until the cr is over the bed or the place where he is being transferred to slowly lower cr down until cr is seated move cr into a position so that he is comfortable unhook the sling from the lift leave the sling under the cr just in case he she needs to transfer him again

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

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References: wheel chair transfers available at

Keywords: Wheelchair transfer transferring mechanical lift

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

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