The Nursing Assistant: Safe Transfer

Understanding how to transfer a resident safely can reduce the risk of falls and other accidents. In some cases, a mechanical lift should be used for the safe transfer of residents who are heavy or who are in a weakened state and have little or no mobility. It is important that residents have confidence in your ability to transfer them safely and without injury. You should always take into account a residents physical and mental condition. Some may have enough strength and mobility to assist in their own transfer, while others may not. Patience and gentleness can help ease a residents fears.

This revised and updated program will demonstrate how to transfer a resident safely while preventing injury to the caregiver. It will discuss how caregivers can protect themselves from back strain or muscle pulls by using good body mechanics, and demonstrate this through examples of different types of transfers using a gait belt.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • List four major principles of good body mechanics
  • Give an example of how to use a gait belt to transfer a resident
  • Describe how to use a gait belt to help a resident walk
  • Describe what may happen if a resident is lifted beneath the arms
  • Explain when a mechanical assist device should be used
Price: $149.00 USD

Product ID: MED735
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 15:28 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Nursing Assistant Skills, Long Term Care, Basic Clinical Skills
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