Nursing, Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Safely Transferring Your Client

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1: Transferring a client, such as from bed to wheelchair, or from wheelchair to toilet, gives the patient valuable mobility.


2: Safety is a major concern, as some clients are heavy, other very tall, and all with their own strengths and weaknesses.


3: Some of your clients that are stroke or brain injury victims will have one side that is the affected or involved side, and the transfer should always involve the stronger side first, with you on the weaker side.