A guide for HCAs on safe patient transfers

September 25, 2013

Source:  Nursing Times vol/iss 109/26, pp. 20-2

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Date of publication:  July 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This article offers a definition of patient transfer and looks at patient safety and the role of healthcare assistants throughout the three phases of transfer. It discusses the role of escorting patients and the difference between transferring and escorting. It concludes that, for patients to be transferred safely adequate preparation is needed and the process should occur in distinct phases, each of which must be carried out with proper care and attention.

Length of Publication:  3 pages

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