Safe transfert of the patient

by mariephilippedrolet on March 27, 2017 - 1:46pm

Safe Transfer of the Patient

 

Introduction

The safe transfer of the patient is a policy that explains how to move person who lives with limitations. This policy is composed of three types of assistance. The first one is simple assistance, this is for the subject who only possess some weaknesses. The second one is called partial assistance, this is a level of support in which the caregiver compensates with his own balance, power or coordination the lack of the client. The last one is named total supervision, this is when the attendant carries everything for the inmate.

This paper will cover the partial assistance. The essential knowledge that is required for those kinds of operations are; the level of effort given by the caregiver, the importance of communication, the preparation, the positioning, the holding, the material needed and the possible injuries.  

Level of Effort Given by the Caregiver

First of all, it is important to be aware that the caregiver does not force for the client. By doing this, many afflictions can be inflict. The carer is someone who is present to offer support, impulse and stabilization to the subject. In other words, he is there to stand by the client, to give him the strength that he is missing and to offer him the balance he does not have.

The Importance of Communication

Effectively, communication is the most important point of all. This is the key of the success! When the caretaker talks with his patient, it stimulates his attention and this is important because some person will be hard to catch them attention. Consequently, the instructions have to be clear and simple. It is comforting the patient when he knows what is going to happen. Also, eye contact is required to be certain that the message is well-received.

Preparation

Again, the communication is an important part of this process. The preparation is the stage in which the caregiver evaluates the conditions of his patient. As a matter of fact, the state of health of the inmates can change day by day. So, during the preparation, the caregiver will look for what the patient is able to today and which type of assistance he will have to operate. At that time, the attendant will also evaluate the conditions of the environment around, to ensure that it is safe.

Positioning

This point is important to know to avoid injuries. When the caretaker wants to lift the subject from his wheelchair, he has to put each foot on each side of the chair. By doing this, he has a strong base and can have a better take on the client. Furthermore, they have to be oriented to destination, for example, the bed. It is important to keep a straight back without curves, no twisting.

Holding

To hold the person well, the carer must possess a strong but gentle take. It is required to be aware that the patient has to realize what he is able to. To stand him up, the caregiver wraps him with his arm and blocks the sliding point by putting his hand on his wrist. He needs to keep a close contact.

Injuries

This application could be physically demanding. But, the techniques are made in consequence. By not using them, the caregivers could inflict to themselves several injuries such as back pain or twist ankle.

Material 

Some material such as a hoist or transfer fabric could be needed to increase the lack of strength of the caregiver.

 Conclusion

Finally, partial assistance is the type of assistance where the attendant compensates with his own capacities the lack of his client. Inappropriate techniques could lead to serious afflictions. By following the step one by one, there would be no suffering! 

Comments

Hi Marie-Phillipe:

I found your text about caregiving very interesting­. Despite some minor errors, I think that your text was really clear and by following your steps, I think I would be able to do the manoeuvers at least without harming myself nor the patient. I would have liked a little description of the material needed but I can make my own researches from that point.
Good work!

Great text! It was easy to understand the process as a non-expert and every technique was very well described. However, some sentences might need a little reconstruction and it would have been interesting having a little description of the material needed. Overall, it was really relevant.

Very interesting text to read, I have to say that it was a little bit hard to understand at some parts, but overall it was very impressive to learn all about the caregiving. Great work!

Very interesting text to read, I have to say that it was a little bit hard to understand at some parts, but overall it was very impressive to learn all about the caregiving. Great work!

Great definition, simple to understand! Your text is really accessible for non-expert. However, the sentance: "This paper will cover the partial assistance." may not be necessery. In global, your text is clear and the titles are significant.

Great definition, simple to understand! Your text is really accessible for non-expert. However, the sentance: "This paper will cover the partial assistance." may not be necessery. In global, your text is clear and the titles are significant.

About the author

Marie-Philippe is 18 and she is a girl from the big city of Alma in the Lac-St-Jean. She has been doing one year of Human sciences before to came in Special Care Counseiling at Jonquière. Marie-Philippe is a athletic person.