Transfers From Bed To Wheelchair Using Transfer Belt

Transfers From Bed To Wheelchair Using Transfer Belt


Hi Miss Bragg my name is Betsy I’m your nursing
assistant today and we’re going to get you into a wheelchair. (Narrator)
A critical step, before assisting to stand, checks and or locks bed wheels. Good. Provide privacy. (Narrator)
Privacy is provided with a curtain, screen, or door. Wash my hands. We’re gonna need to sit you up on the side
of the bed. (Narrator)
Before assisting to stand the client is assisted into a sitting position with their feet flat
on the floor. Again, before assisting to stand the client
is wearing shoes. Before assisting to stand a wheelchair is
positioned along the side of the bed. It is at either the head of the bed facing
the foot, or at the foot of the bed facing the head of the bed. Before assisting to stand footrests are folded
up or removed. Feet are touching the floor OK? Put your gait belt on. (Narrator)
Before assisting to stand the candidate applies a transfer belt sincerely at the waist over
their clothing or gown. To ensure the belt is snug enough the candidate
checks to see they can only slip three or four fingers under the gait belt. So on the count of three I want you to push
up with your hands and we’re gonna stand. OK? One, two, three. Now I’m gonna come around. (Narrator)
The candidate assets the client to turn and stand in front of the wheelchair with back
of client’s legs against the wheelchair. The client is then lowered into the wheelchair. The candidate ensures the client has their
hips touching the back of the wheelchair and the transfer belt is then removed. Are your hips back far enough? Yes. OK. (Narrator)
The feet are positioned on foot rests. The candidate ensures signaling device is
within reach. Bed is locked and low. Open up the privacy curtain. You’ve got your call light. I wash my hands and this skill is complete.

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