Guide for Caregivers on Moving People Safely: Wheelchair to Toilet Seat Transfer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRyny3LFuEU
Guide to Caregivers on Moving People Safely: Introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QNzH-nEg48
Guide for caregivers on Moving People Safely: Assisting Someone from the Floor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch8D26-R55c
Guide for Caregivers on Moving People Safely: Safely Lowering Someone to the Ground: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbldorHIhzI
Guide for Caregivers on Moving People Safely: Walker to Tub Transfer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgF37xKRYkk
Guide for Caregivers on Moving People Safely: Suggestions for Getting Started: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzyHXQzusg8
My name is Becky Jin and I am an occupational therapist. Now we will be demonstrating a transfer from a wheelchair to a raised toilet seat with arms. A raised toilet seat with arms is beneficial for the home because it raises the high of the toilet and allows the patient with weakness and poor balance to transfer more safely. The patient is currently in a wheelchair and in a position, ready to make a transfer. The first thing you need to do is make sure the breaks are lock on either side. The next time you would like to do is remove the leg rests so that they are not an obstacle during the transfer. During the transfer you want to make sure you are always on the affect side of the patient in order to guard a weak leg and a weaker arm. The patient’s right side is weak, so my knees will be in between their legs, ready to guard the weak knee. My hands will be at their hip and ready to support their body weight. First, I will ask the patient to shift forward in their wheelchair towards the edge of the seat. When they are at the edge of the seat ensure their legs are tucked underneath the seat in a stance that is ready to stand up. When they are getting ready to stand make sure your hands are on their hips, their arms are on the armrest and the top of their body is going to learning forward. They will lean forward and push up from the wheelchair. Once in a standing position we will turn towards their strong side. Stop. When you are directly in front of the toilet have the patient step back until they feel the raised toilet seat. The information within this video is not intended to replace any advice provided to you by your health care team. For your safety, we ask that you do not act on the information within these videos without first discussing your treatment or healthy living plan with your qualified health care providers.
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