Transfer belts are belts that are used to transfer a person from one location to another by placing the belt around that person’s waist and using it to hold on to while safely transferring the patient.

 

Transfer belts are key to safely helping a frail or weak patient out of bed, a wheelchair or any sit to stand position. Transfer belts:

 

  • provide safety for you and your patient
  • provide a feeling of comfort for your patient
  • provide control if the patient starts to slip or fall
  • prevents injury to you or your patient.

 

Contraindications for using a Transfer belt:

 

  • if your patient has had recent abdominal surgery
  • if your patient has a colostomy or a gastrostomy with a feeding tube going directly into the stomach
  • if your patient has severe cardiac or respiratory disease
  • if your patient has fractured ribs.

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