Transfer Techniques For Patients With Stroke (Part 1: Maximal Assistance Transfer)

Stroke is a leading cause of death in Singapore. Survivors need special care once they are discharged from the hospital. It is important that caregivers know safe handling and transfer techniques so as to minimize injuries to themselves and their patients. Watch this video to find out how to do a safe maximal assistance transfer technique for stroke patients.

This video is brought to you by Singapore General Hospital.

For more health tips, visit https://www.healthxchange.sg/stroke

36 Comments

  1. The Senior List on November 27, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for posting your technique!

  2. Zalfa Ayesa on November 27, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Ibu saya kena strok

  3. Ivy Wang on November 27, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    for a slim patient, you can move her hip or buttock by your strong hands
    for a jumbo sized patient, can you do the same way?

  4. Tiffany Mollica on November 27, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Not once did I see a gait belt. That’s what Americans use. I am definitely not lifting a patient with a wet bottom with my hands. Gloves or not they can slip out of my hand.

  5. Flariick on November 27, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    I agree!

  6. LimingLyn on November 27, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    I wish these videos would USED actual patients with the disability, such as a STROKE patient, instead of a staff person "pretending" to be disabled… not genuine enough!!
    Sad, not realistic. Though the techniques are usable.

  7. Anna Guz on November 27, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    This video is very helpful, thanks a lot. Hope you can also show how to do it with overweight patient.

  8. jonathan cornelius on November 27, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    always use gait belt

  9. Viagens Fantásticas on November 27, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    i am tetraplegic and my assistente make equal.

  10. Andrew Well on November 27, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    where is the gait belt!?

  11. bmeridith on November 27, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    manual lifting is never safe…use a sit to stand lift and to reposition in bed with 90% less pull force use a hovermatt

  12. puput elek on November 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    my boss very big size,got stroke half body….can’t move,can’t stand….if i do by this way sure we fall together….

    more better both of us safety belt….more comfortable for the patient to….

  13. Daoquang Dan on November 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    HƯỚNG DẪN DỞ QUÁ TỚI TÔI DẬY CHO.

  14. miranda h on November 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    This transfer is perfect!!! I have looked at so many & this is by far the best! Thank you so much for sharing. I will continue to pass this home to help others.

  15. Pawanrat Thipsilar on November 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    You need to use the slide board. It would be more easier.

  16. Utpal Bhakta on November 27, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Ooo wow mind blowing

  17. Chapman Medical Products LLC on November 27, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Good quality video but I have to say that I am surprised that gait belts are not used in Singapore. Control of a patient during transfer is important because they can and do become unstable during transfer. The gait belt helps to ensure proper body mechanics which helps prevent injury to patients and staff. We would like to send you a copy of ‘"Current Trends in Gait Belt Use and their Role in Fall/Infection Prevention©" to review. Email us at chapmanmedical@cs.com for your free copy.

  18. David Cole on November 27, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Well that’s an interesting transfer technique. I’m not sure about the healthcare in Singapore but in Boston we try to do transfers without getting to 2nd base with the patient by groping their buttocks. Singapore should learn about gait belts, slide boards and slide sheets. Plus if a person is a maximal assistance I’m not sure why you wouldn’t use a mechanical lift or stand assist lift. It would greatly reduce the risk of injury not only to your patients but also to your staff.

  19. Toni Fulton on November 27, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Where are the shoes

  20. Tapsil Sheth on November 27, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you 😊..I found this video useful for practice in Australia age care center..I am Indian Physio..Thanks for sharing..

  21. Ronaldo Miranda on November 27, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Faltou o sinto ( belt ) na minha experiencia colocaria a mao direita sobre o ombro dela para melhor caminhar e o paciente sentira mais segura como de fato isto e’ seguranca. 10 anos de experiencia sao suficientemente muito bom para executar um otimo trabalho.

  22. DBrasco on November 27, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Ms. Swan?

  23. Cedric White on November 27, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    That technique is how we learnt it as well.
    Unfortunately you rarely have 2 therapists nor that type of skinny patients. And the technique isn’t good enough to prevent back damage, especially not for tall people.
    I’f the weight isn’t totally out of control, i’d definitely prefer vertically lifting the patient completely, by standing very close to him, rather than trying the demonstrated low transfer. They keep saying "keep your back straight" but as you can clearly see that isn’t possible.

  24. Daoquang Dan on November 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    LẤY TAY LÀNH NẮM VÀO TAY LIỆT , CHÂN LÀNH MÓC VÀO CHÂN LIỆT , LĂN QUA BÊN LIỆT. MỘT TAY NGƯỜI CHĂM SÓC ĐỠ VÀO VẢ VAI NGƯỜ BỆNH NHÂN TAY KIA ĐỠ VÀO MÔNG BỆNH NHÂN. CẢ HAI TỪ ĐÚNG LÊN . KHI BỆNH NHÂN ĐỨNG LÊN NGƯỜI CHĂM SÓC DÙNG CHÂN LÀNH , TỪ TỪ XOAY NGƯỜI VỀ GHẾ. BỆNH NHÂN DÙNG TAY LÀNH GIỮ GHÉ NGỒI VÀO GHẾ.

  25. Christian Lamb Inspires on November 27, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Very informative! Thx!

  26. The Inspired Caregiver Book on November 27, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Oh, how I remember doing this over and over again. Caregivers must take care of ourselves so we can better care for our loved ones. A great, easy-read book for caregivers to read is The Inspired Caregiver book. It was created just for the health of the caregiver. We need all the help we can get. Great video. It’s the little things in caregiving that are the big things- such as making sure the wheelchair is secure and locked before placing the patient in it.

  27. Krešimir Nekić on November 27, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Gait belt is not good for immobile and old people!

  28. David Cole on November 27, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Well I’m not sure what setting or location you work in but I respectfully disagree with you. If you use a gait belt CORRECTLY it will not slip. A manual lift isn’t safe for the patient or the staff. Saying it is the safest actually made me laugh out loud. I won’t even get into respect for your patient, grabbing areas that are susceptible for skin break down and having a real patient not a 115 movie star. Try that with a 300 lb that is only 5 feet tall. Use a mechanical lift for all max transfers

  29. Dr Youtube on November 27, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Great video, thank you!
    Timely identification and management of stroke is paramount.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGRq0TB_DUw

  30. D-unfadeable Mc 1972 on November 27, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Great video!!!!

  31. mobayguy on November 27, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you very much – This will help in the care of a relative

  32. Elmari du Toit on November 27, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Problem is if it is a very large and obese patient, you cant do this

  33. zriessa haryanty on November 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Sikile mbahku kaku .. nek kon nekuk lurus bae.. intine angel ra sesuai kenyataan
    Dan kursi rodanya sudah rusak.. bagian kunci bisa lepas sndiri dua duanya . Jdi hrus di tari celana plus popok pake tangan kanan tngn kiri pegang kursi roda biar gak mundur .. .. berat badan nenek ku gak sama kya di video ini trlalu kecil.. berat badan neneku sampai 80 ..

    Intine … lihat keadaan gmna cara nanganin gak harus berpatok dg video . !

  34. Brittanie Shea Nixon on November 27, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Anti slip socks, gait belt, and i was taught to put your knee between their legs to pevent dropping them. Use your other leg toward the wheel chair to guide them safely into the chair.
    Putting both patients knees between your legs can be risky. Had to stop the video as some of these things in the video scare me. I kept asking myself multiple times…. Where is the gait belt!?

  35. Ooi Angelina on November 27, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Thks ,how to transfer very fat.stroke patients to the wheel chair

  36. bkariel93 on November 27, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    No shoes?!? Not even grippy socks? No bueno.

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