What are ten general guidelines for moving patients?
1. Use appropriate assistive devices
2. Encourage patient to help as much as possible
3. Ensure enough help is available
4. Remove obstacles
5. Plan and communicate plan to patient & your help
6. Position and lock bed, w/c, stretcher, etc.
7. Use good body mechanics
8. Patient pain should be controlled
9. Avoid injury/friction to skin
10. If BMI >50% then use bariatric equipment