When transferring a patient with a weak side which side moves first?
If the person is weak on one side: • Transfer the person so the strong side moves first. The chair or wheelchair is positioned so the person’s strong side is near the bed.
Do you transfer to the strong or weak side?
Transfer process: Move the chair to the side of the bed near the feet, on the strong side if the person has a weakened side; the chair should be parallel to the bed, but angled slightly out with the front wheel snug against the bed. If it is a wheelchair lock it; be sure to lock both wheels.
When transferring residents who have a strong side and a weak side?
Hartman’s NA Care LTC 3rd Ed. Chapter 1 – 11
|What does NPO mean?||Nothing by mouth|
|When transferring residents w/strong and weak side, the NA should move the __________ side first:||The stronger side moves first|
|What is a quad cane?||A cane with four rubber-tipped feet|
How do you deal with non weight bearing?
Non-Weight Bearing (NWB): Do not place any weight through the surgical/injured leg. This includes resting your feet or toes on the ground. While walking and sitting, make sure to keep your foot elevated off of the ground at all times.
What are the four types of wheelchair transfers?
Transfers are defined as moving a patient from one flat surface to another, such as from a bed to a stretcher (Perry et al., 2014). Types of hospital transfers include bed to stretcher, bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to chair, and wheelchair to toilet, and vice versa.
When helping with transfers or ambulation the NA should stand on the resident’s stronger side?
What should be reported to the nurse? When helping with transfers or ambulation, the NA should stand on the resident’s stronger side. The NA should always use a gait belt for safety when helping a resident who has had a stroke to walk.
What is one nursing assistant responsibility when assisting a resident with an in house transfer?
What is one nursing assistant responsibility when assisting a resident with an in-house transfer? Pack resident’s belongings and involve them in the packing process; introduce residents to all staff members in new area.