The Curved Banana Transfer Board was designed to help with patient transfer between surfaces of similar or slightly different heights. It is ideal for bed, car, wheelchair, and toileting transfers. Featuring an arched shape, it enables a variety of positioning options, but allows for the natural sweeping motion of an assisted transfer. Made of durable, semi-rigid polyethylene, it can be easily wiped down for cleaning and infection control. The top of the Curved Banana Transfer Board is a smooth sliding surface and the ends are flared to provide a stable transfer platform. This Phillips Safety transfer board weighs 2.6 lbs, with a weight capacity of 250 lbs, and has overall dimensions of 28” L x 10.5” W (center) x 12” W (end). In addition, it can be used for both assisted and unassisted transfers.
If you have decreased upper body strength, work with a caregiver to help you transfer. Using the industry standard of “a third, a third, a third”, place one third of the board on the surface you are transferring from, place another third onto the surface you are transferring to, and the remaining third is the space in between the two transfer points. Support your body weight on the flat surface as you move slowly, carefully paying attention to your movement and the location of your body, as you transfer across the board. Don’t drag your buttocks on the board. Keep your body in the correct position, keeping your feet flat on the floor throughout most types of transfers. When transferring, never put your hands or fingers under the board. When using the Curved Banana Transfer Board, it is recommended that both the individual to be transferred and the caregiver wear a Phillips Transfer Belt to provide an extra margin of safety and control during the transfer.
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