How to Assist Someone Using a Sliding Board from a Wheelchair to a Recliner

In this video the caregiver will learn how to instruct an individual on how to perform a sliding board transfer from a wheelchair into/out of a recliner

Process/Verbal Cues Going Into
the Recliner

-Wheel up to the recliner getting as close a possible
-Place wheelchair at 45 degree angle
-Lock brakes
-Remove armrest next to recliner
-Put on gait belt
-Place book or object under edge of chair to prevent rocking as needed

Instruct client to:

-Place sliding board under buttock and thigh while leaning away from the recliner
-Point board in direction headed
-Push down with your hands as you move your bottom across the board -Caution not to grab the end of the board due to potential of pinching fingers as weight comes across the board
-Remove the board by leaning away from board, sliding out from under buttock

Process/Verbal Cues Coming Out of the Recliner

-Caregiver place wheelchair next to the recliner getting as close as possible
-Place wheelchair at 45 degree angle
-Lock brakes
-Remove armrest next to recliner
-Put on gait belt

Instruct client to:

-Place sliding board under buttock and thigh while leaning away from the wheelchair
-Point board in direction headed(use caution if going up hill/middle of board resting on edge of wheelchair causing potential tipping point)
-Push down with your hands as you move your bottom across the board -Caution not to grab the end of the board due to potential of pinching fingers as weight comes across the board
-Remove the board by leaning away from board, sliding out from under buttock

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