Gait Transfer Belt

5 Tips for Safe Use of a Gait/Transfer Belt

Follow this quick tip for using a gait/transfer belt. Employ a scissored stance! When ambulating a patient, use a staggered or scissored stance (legs always spaced apart) to help provide balance. Maintaining a scissored stance will prevent you from losing your own balance even if the patient begins to lose theirs.

Download the Ergo Bulletin for the complete information and tips.