Transferring a patient from bed to chair
- Tell the person what you are going to do.
- Wash your hands.
- Stand close to the patient you are lifting.
- While lifting, keep your back in a neutral position.
- Keep your knees bent, with equal weight placed on both feet. Tighten your stomach and back muscles to maintain a correct support position.
- Use your arms to support the person.
- Again, use your leg muscles as you lift the person.
- When you turn, pivot your body by turning on one foot. Do not twist your body.
- Breathe deeply.
- Keep your shoulders relaxed but not hunched.
- If you need a lot of effort to move the person, tie a transfer belt around the person's waist. Hold the belt as you do the transfer.
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Version 1. February 1, 2019