Transferring patients with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis (ALS) often called Lou Gehrig’s disease poses serious problems for both the caregiver and the patient. Simply transferring from one location to another can be not only a challenge but a risk to both parties of further injury.

The first step in helping reduces the stress and risk associated with the transfer process is proper patient assessment. This assessment must take a number of factors into consideration to arrive at the correct status. The second step is to chose the correct transfer aid appropriate for the assessment results. In the case of the swivel transfer aid device there are as many as eight different methods of patient transfer that can be utilized. Usually the preferred patient handling method is one of the basic four. The third step is to choose the appropriate transfer method and learn the skills that are associated with the transfer.

The correct transfer device combined with proper techniques will result in less stress, greater safety and a more relaxed experience for both parties. Information available at