The Etac Turner Pro Patient Transfer Aid provides support for users transferring between seated positions, helping to reduce the risk of falls. Caregivers will find this easy to use transfer aid also allows them to keep eye contact with the use while maintaining an ergonomically correct position.
The Etac Turner Pro Patient Transfer Aid is an easy to use turning aid that helps users feel safe during transfers, while reducing strain on the caregiver. The turning aid can be easily pushed out of the way when not in use, and is easy to move on rolling casters. The large oval handle allows caregivers to maintain an ergonomic working position while assisting the user in moving from one seated position to another. The low footplate, only 0.5 inch high, makes it easy for the user to place their feet on it. The non-slip surface on the footplate provides additional safety. The only adjustment necessary is the height of the leg support. When the user is ready, the transfer can be performed safely while the caregiver and user maintain eye contact and communication.
To use the Etac Turner Pro Patient Transfer Aid, begin by positioning the new seat (chair, wheelchair, toilet or bed) in line with the existing seat. Next, slide the Turner under the user's feet, adjust the height of the lower leg support so that its upper edge lines up just under the knee of the user. Adjust the height of the handle to a position that is comfortable for both user and caregiver. The caregiver then grips the handle with both hands and place one foot on the pedal. The user grips the handle, if possible with both hands. The caregiver should encourage the user to stand up while, at the same time, counterbalancing the user's weight using a foot and hands (use your body weight by leaning backwards). The caregiver then twists the Turner so that the user is transferred to the front of the new seat. The caregiver then steps on the pedal, bracing with their body weight and asks the user to sit down. The caregiver can maintain eye contact with the user during the entire transfer process. The Etac Turner Pro must not be used to transport people or be tipped while someone is standing on the rotating plate.
The Etac Turner Pro is intended to be used as a sit to stand transfer platform and should only be used with patients who can stand with support and can bear their own weight. The turning aid enables users to transfer from bed to wheelchair or shower chair, or for transfers between wheelchair to toilet and from chair to wheelchair or shower chair.
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