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SBB University Caregiving Resources | Transfer Smarter (not harder)

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SBB University | Caregiving Resources Transfer SMARTER (NOT harder) is a 3 part series presented by Emilia Bourland, OTR, ECHM, the owner of AIPC Therapy, and a mobile Occupational Therapy provider.

Who is this best for?

  • Family caregivers and professionals who are committed to safety
  • Family caregivers and professionals who want to foster independence
  • Family caregivers and professionals who want to practice self care
  • Family caregivers and professionals who are interested in new solutions

Part 1: Principles, Techniques, and Strategies to Work SMARTER (not harder), Protect Your Back, and Protect Your client, patient, or loved one.  

Goals:

    • Understand at 3 three basic principles of safe transfers that you were previously unaware of.
    • Name at least three principles of proper planning for safe transfers.
    • Have greater confidence in your ability to communicate clearly during transfers

Part 2: Position and Good Mechanics for Success! How to Work Smarter (not harder) by following simple guidelines for movement and positioning.

Goals:

    • Understand at 3 three basic principles of good body mechanics that you had forgotten or were previously unaware of.
    • Name at least three principles of proper positioning.
    • Have greater confidence in your ability to use good body mechanics during transfers

Part 3: Correct use of the right equipment: Basics you NEED to know! How to work smarter (not harder) by understanding how your equipment works (and doesn’t)… Be safer, lift less, and protect your transferee!

Goals:

    • Understand at least 3 three things about common equipment that you were unsure about or were previously unaware of.
    • Name at least 3 things to check on equipment for safety prior to a transfer.
    • Have greater confidence in your ability to use equipment properly during transfers

Basic equipment for review today:

    • Gait/transfer belt
    • Wheelchair and it’s parts
    • Walker
    • Bedside commode


To learn more or contact Emilia Bourland, OTR, ECHM with AIPC Therapy

SBB University | Caregiving Resources is provided courtesy of Seniors Blue Book and Kathleen Warshawsky, BSN, RN https://www.sbbdallas.com

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