# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Assisting Careers Task 133354677

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Transfer patient/client.


Transfer should include following guidelines and patient/client care plan for
  • using transfer equipment (e.g., transfer belt, gait belt, lift, wheelchair, sliding board)
  • transferring patient/client with various physical disabilities (e.g., one-sided weakness, paralysis)
  • transferring patient/client in various activities of daily living (e.g., moving to and from bath/shower, toilet, car, chair)
  • observing mechanical lift.
For students taking the nurse aide credential at the end of the course, follow the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations:
Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing

Process/Skill Questions

  • What should be communicated to a patient/client prior to and during a transfer?
  • When would you use a sliding board to transfer a patient/client?
  • What strategies can be used to avoid a fall during a transfer?
  • How would you lower a patient/client safely to the floor in an emergency situation?
  • When transferring a patient/client, why is it important to follow standard procedures exactly?

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