Moving a bedridden patient

You or the patient's caregiver need to know how to move a bedridden patient if you are on your own. If the patient is unconscious or unable to cooperate, it is better to have two people to help with moving the patient, but this is not always possible. When transferring the patient from the bed to a chair, use the procedures shown in Figure 30.4. This will help to protect you and the patient from strain and injury.

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Figure 30.4 How to transfer a bedridden patient from the bed to a chair in six stages. (Source: As Figure 30.1)
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