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Back To Basics Handy Hints For Carers: Booklet

ILC Reference NO 92:35:007
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A book written for carers to help prevent a back injury. It includes hints and pictures to demonstrate methods for assisting with transfers, wheelchair use, and daily tasks. It is also available in PDF format which can be downloaded from the Department of Veteran's Affairs website.

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Transfers - chair, shower, and toilet
Use of a transfer board
Helping someone to walk, including up and down stairs
Putting shoes on and off
Pushing someone in a wheelchair
Bed activities - getting someone into bed, rolling over and sitting up
Getting someone off the floor

Cynthia Collyer, Registered Nurse
Barbara Nagle, Physical Therapist

Dept of Veterans Affairs, 1995, Canberra ACT
ISBN 0 642 24460
Revised 2002

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