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Transferring a patient from bed to wheelchair

Pullen, Richard L. Jr. RN, EdD

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000309737.37702.7b
Smooth patient transfers: Part II

Make the right moves to protect your patient and your back.

In Brief

Make the right moves to protect your back and your patient—especially if she's debilitated or overweight.

Author Information

Richard L. Pullen is professor of nursing and assistant director of the ADN program at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Tex., and a member of the Nursing2008 editorial advisory board.

Special thanks to the nursing staff at Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown, Pa., for assistance with these photos. Photos by Gary Donnelly

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.