Transferring a patient from bed to chair

  1. Tell the person what you are going to do.
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Stand close to the patient you are lifting.
  4. While lifting, keep your back in a neutral position.
  5. Keep your knees bent, with equal weight placed on both feet. Tighten your stomach and back muscles to maintain a correct support position.
  6. Use your arms to support the person.
  7. Again, use your leg muscles as you lift the person.
  8. When you turn, pivot your body by turning on one foot. Do not twist your body.
  9. Breathe deeply.
  10. Keep your shoulders relaxed but not hunched.
  11. 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