Audit your transfer practices to discover if there are transfer errors occurring. The leading 5 transfer errors lead to 15 types of injuries affecting both the client and the caregiver. A recent study of 1,000 CNAs revealed that most are committing serious errors.
Standardize transfer procedures utilizing best transfer practices. Bring in our transfer specialist to conduct small hands on group training sessions to teach the entire staff.
Hold caregivers accountable to use the proven safe patient transfer practices when transferring patients by testing their knowledge and skills shortly after training.
Recognize completion of the training, testing and practical review in safe patient transfer practices with a certificate of completion.
Monitor safe patient transfer practices and require all new hires to take the online training and pass the review and testing series.
Annual review and test insures all transfer staff understand the key elements of safe transfers.