Caregiver must teach transfers using a transfer board to Care recipient (cr) who has lost both legs cr is independent in bed activities

Try: #the caregiver has two things to focus on safe bed mobility and transfer to and from the wheelchair using the transfer board follow these guidelines be certain the cr is properly positioned; elevate the bed rails at appropriate times; position the bedside table so the cr has access to personal items even when the bedrails are raised #before attempting transfers make sure the height of the surfaces being transferred between are the same also make sure both surfaces have been immobilized wheelchair locked bed pressed against a wall etc #to transfer from wheelchair to bed ##position the wheelchair at a right angle next to the bed lock the brakes move the leg or foot rests out of the way and remove the arm rest that is closest to the bed if applicable ##fasten the gait belt around the cr cr’s waist leaving room for two fingers to fit between the cr cr’s waist and the belt gait belts are sold in medical supply stores ##assist the cr to move across the board onto the mattress by holding on to the gait belt during the transfer to provide additional stability to the cr ##assist as needed as the cr moves his or her legs onto the mattress ##remove the transfer board ##assist the cr if necessary to move toward the center of the mattress and to either sit up or lie down #to transfer from bed to wheelchair reverse the process

Materials: Transfer board electric hospital bed wheelchair with removable arms and footrests gait belts

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

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

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