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Transferring Patients Safely

Tips for Caregivers Transferring Patients Caregivers helping transfer patients safely, remember to: Let the person do as much work as he/she can. Use a transfer belt to balance and support the person. Have the person wear shoes with good treads or sturdy slippers. Ask for training. Back strain and back pain are common problems that…

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Medication Safety

Keep a list of your drugs and allergies with you at all times. Take it with you to all of your doctor visits. Include all “over the counter” drugs that you take like Tylenol, Advil, vitamins, herbs and minerals, and any type of “supplements.” If you are allergic to a drug you should wear a…

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Safety

Washing Your Hands Washing your hands is very important. It can help infection from spreading: At home At work At school In public Wash your hands before: Cleaning your wound and putting on your clean dressing Making food Eating Wash your hands after: Using the toilet Touching dirty wound dressings and pets Taking off your…

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