- Transferring residents who are partially dependent, have some weight-bearing capacity, and are cooperative. Transfers such as bed to chair, chair to chair, or chair to car; when repositioning residents in chairs; supporting residents during ambulation; and in some cases when guiding and controlling falls.
- The proper way to apply it is to keep two fingers between the belt and the patient’s body. Tighten it until it has just enough room for your fingers.
- Ensure a layer of clothing is between residents’ skin and the belt to avoid abrasion. Keep resident as close as possible to caregiver during transfer.