Patient Transfer Hints for Professionals and Caregivers

Calling all healthcare professionals. Have you thought about the way you teach a patient or caregivers to help with their activities of daily living? You are the shining star that families look to for guidance. Here is a great article that gives strategies for confident patient transfers. Some of the top tips are:
-Know the patient. Review their history and update yourself on their every visit.
-Talk to the patients before the transfer. Inform them of how something is going to work before going through the act.
-Be Confident. Patients want to feel comfortable that you know what you are doing.
-Take your time. Don’t rush the person or the transfer.

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