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CNA Skills: Wheelchair Transfer

Steps to Transfer Client from bed to wheel chair using Transfer Belt
  • Explains procedure, speaking clearly and slowly to client
  • Provide Privacy is by drawing curtain
  • Position wheelchair at foot of bed facing head of bed
  • Fold up footrests on wheelchair
  • Lock wheels on wheelchair
  • Lock bed wheels
  • Put on client’s shoes
  • Provide instructions to enable client to assist in transfer including signal to alert them to stand
  • Stand facing client during transfer. Alert the client to stand on count of 3.
  • Help client to stand
  • Turn client and Lower client into wheelchair
  • Position client with hips touching the back of chair
  • Remove transfer belt
  • Position feet on foot rests
  • Call bell device is within reach
  • Wash hands