DefinitionTransfer 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.
Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing
- 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?