Transfers

Videos that show how you can transfer yourself or someone else that has some sort of injury or disability.

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Place yourself at the bedside with and an angle of at least 100 degrees in your knee joints. Lean forward and use the elbow for support on the opposite side of the wheelchair. Place the board underneath your buttocks. Then, slide to center position. The hand, which is used to push with, has to be close to the seat. Lean forward and rotate your torso towards the opposite side of the wheelchair. Find a place to support your hand, preferably on the seat of the wheelchair. Push away with the hand on the bed. Do not raise your torso until you are all the way onto the chair. Then, place your feet on the footboard by using the hand and elbow as support on the opposite knee. Push your buttocks well back into the seat. Raise yourself by using the bed as support or by pushing with your hands on your thighs.
Sit on the bedside with both feet on the ground and pulpit walker in front of you. Place your hands on the handles and get up to standing position.
The patient is lying supine on a draw sheet. Helper 2: Slightly pulls the draw sheet away from the opposite side. Helper 1: Places the slide sheet underneath the patient in stages, it should cover the patient from the buttocks to the head. Repeats to the opposite side. The helper elevated the foot end. Both helpers grab the top part of the draw sheet and pulls simultaneously upwards and transfers the patient.


The patient is seated in bed; the helper guides the patient to "walk" with the buttocks. Helper places walker in front of the patient instructs: "Pull your feet underneath you" Secures the walker by enabling the brakes. Instructs the patient to lean forward and put his/her hands on the walker tray: "Stand up" Supports the patient when grabbing the walker handles.
Lie on your back and bend both legs. Put an arm toward the direction you are going to turn towards, and rotate to a sideways position. Avoid rotating or twisting the back. Let your legs turn over the side of the bed, push yourself up to a sitting position with the upper arm.
The patient sits on a sling in a wheelchair, with the brakes on. The helper instructs the patient: "Lean forward" The sling is to be placed behind the patient. Helper 1: Directs and guides the patient to lean to the side. Helper 2: Pushes the sling down the side. Repeats on the opposite side. Helper 2: Removes the armrest and pulls the leg-supporting part of the sling down along the patient's thigh and folds it in a Z-shape. Leads the Z-shaped strap down beneath the edge of the thigh and up between the thighs. Puts the armrest back on. Helper 1: Repeats on the opposite side. Crosses the straps. Pulls the leg-supporting part of the sling down. Guides the sling through and supports the patient with one hand. Repeats to the opposite side.


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1. Bend one knee and put the arm on the same side across the chest. 2. Roll over to the side and curl up like a ball. 3. Push away from the floor with the top arm so that you are standing on all fours. 4. In this position, move one knee towards the chest place the foot flat on the ground. Repeat with the opposite leg so that you have both feet on the ground. 5. Rise into a standing position.
The patient is lying supine in bed, bed rails are raised at the opposite side of the helper. Helper instructs patient: "Bend your legs and place your feet in the mattress. Cross your arm over your chest and grab the rail" "Roll over to the side" Helper: Fold the slight using the Z-method. Places the sling's bottom corner by the patient's tailbone and the centre line of the sling is to be aligned with the spine. Gathers the bottom leg strap and pushes it in underneath the knees. Instructs: "Roll back in a supine position" Helper: Raises the lowered rail and walks over to the opposite side. "Cross your arm over your chest and grab the rail" "Roll over to the side" Straightens the sling out underneath the patient by pulling the lower edge of the sling. Places the leg supporting part of the sling underneath the knee, and pulls them up. Repeat on the opposite side and cross the straps.
Sit on a chair with your back towards the backrest. Move forward on the chair by moving your upper body laterally while you move your opposite hip forward. Move your upper body to the other side and move the opposite hip forward. Repeat this movement alternately until are at the end of the chair. Move backwards again following the same procedure.


Walk right up to the steps. Place the left leg and the right crutch up onto the next step, then reach the right leg and the left crutch up onto the next step over. Continue this movement.
Make sure that the walker is set to a suitable height for you and walk forward with the support of the walker. Keep it close to your body at all times, avoid pushing it far ahead of you.
Position yourself well at the edge of the chair with an angle of at least 100 degrees in the knee joints. Your right hand should be close to the seat. Your left is used for support on the bed. Lean forward and rotate your torso towards the right (the opposite side of the bed). Raise your buttocks and transfer on to the bed.

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