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Explains procedure, speaking clearly, slowly, and directly, maintaining face-to-face contact whenever possible
Before assisting to stand, wheelchair is positioned along side of bed, at head of bed facing foot or foot of bed facing head
*Before assisting to stand, client is assisted to a sitting position with feet ﬂat on the ﬂoor*
Before assisting to stand, provides instructions to enable client to assist in transfer including prearranged signal to alert when to begin standing
Stands facing client positioning self to ensure safety of candidate and client during transfer. Counts to three (or says other prearranged signal) to alert client to begin standing
On signal, gradually assists client to stand by grasping transfer belt on both sides with an upward grasp (candidates hands are in upward position) and maintaining stability of client's legs
Assists client to turn to stand in front of wheelchair with back of client's legs against wheelchair
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