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Assists to ambulate

using transfer belt

TermDefinition
Step 1 Explains procedure, speaking clearly, slowly, and directly, maintaining face-to-face contact whenever possible
Step 2 Before assisting to stand, client is wearing shoes
Step 3 Before assisting to stand, bed is at a safe level
Step 4 Before assisting to stand, checks and/or locks bed wheels
Step 5 Before assisting to stand, client is assisted to sitting position with feet flat on the floor
Step 6 Before assisting to stand, applies transfer belt securely at the waist over clothing/gown
Step 7 Before assisting to stand, provides instructions to enable client to assist in standing including prearranged signal to alert client to begin standing
Step 8 Stands facing client positioning self to ensure safety of candidate and client during transfer. Counts to three (or says other prearranged signal) to alert client to begin standing
Step 9 On signal, gradually assists client to stand by grasping transfer belt on both sides with an upward grasp (candidate's hands are in upward position), and maintaining stability of client's legs
Step 10 Walks slightly behind and to one side of client for a distance of 10 feet, while holding onto the belt
Step 11 After ambulation, assists client to bed and removes transfer belt
Step 12 Signaling device is within reach and bed is in low position
Step 13 After completing skill, was hands
Created by: sschnars