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Aide Skills: Transfers

presented by Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT, CEEAA

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Financial: Adrienne Nova receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Adrienne Nova has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Safe and efficient transfers are an integral aspect of patient care, and it is essential for home health and nursing aides to be familiar with best practices in bed-to-chair, chair-to-bed, surface-to-surface, and other types of transfers. This training begins by defining transfers and explaining key equipment needs for safe and efficient transfers. A step-by-step video training is then provided for squat-pivot, stand-pivot, and sliding board transfers.

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Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT, CEEAA

Adrienne Nova is a physical therapist and the Director of Clinical Education at Pima Medical Institute's Physical Therapist Assistant program in Seattle. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Washington in 2012, and in 2015, she became a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) through the Academy of Geriatric Physical…

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1. What Are Transfers?

This chapter provides key background information about transfers in the restorative nursing context, including defining transfers and reviewing key equipment and safety considerations.

2. Transfers: Squat-Pivot Transfer

In cases where residents have decreased lower extremity strength or range of motion, squat-pivot transfers are often indicated. This chapter provides step-by-step instructions for properly executing squat-pivot transfers.

3. Transfers: Stand-Pivot Transfer

This chapter provides detailed instructions for stand-pivot transfers, usually involving additional equipment considerations (transfer poles, canes, walkers, etc.). This kind of transfer is ideal for residents with posterior hip precautions.

4. Transfers: Sliding Board

The final portion of this training provides instruction on sliding board transfers, which are useful for residents who cannot effectively position themselves.

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