Equipment Needed

Non-Skid Slippers

Ambulation with Walker to the Wheelchair using a Gait Belt

  1. Introduce self to the resident.
  2. Identify that hands should be washed.
  3. Explain procedure to resident.
  4. Provide for resident's privacy by pulling privacy curtain.
  5. Lock all bed wheels/brakes to ensure resident’s safety.
  6. Lock wheelchair brakes to ensure resident’s safety.
  7. Puts on non skid slippers while in bed.
  8. Lower bed to a position so resident's feet will rest comfortably flat on the floor when sitting on the bed.
  9. Place gait belt around waist to stabilize trunk.
  10. Tighten gait belt. Check gait belt for tightness by slipping fingers between gait belt and resident and adjust as needed.
  11. Bring resident to standing position, using proper body mechanics.
  12. Position self behind and slightly to side of resident.
  13. Stabilizing walker correctly using hand and/or foot to stabilize.
  14. Safely ambulate resident at least 10 steps
  15. Assist resident to pivot and sit, using correct body mechanics.
  16. Remove gait belt.
  17. Maintain respectful, courteous interpersonal interactions at all times.
  18. Open privacy curtain.
  19. .Leave call light or signaling device within easy reach of the resident.
  20. Identify that hands should be washed.

Skills key can be found on the D & S Video title page.