Evan McKay Injury Prevention Advisor Island Health Authority-Victoria BC

I came across your webpage as researching for our OH&S team, In particular, researching SARA Stedys (we have about 40 in circulation in our facilities). Do you have any direction regarding using transfer/gait belts while sit-to-stand transfer with SARA Stedy?

My email address is evan.mckay@viha.ca

Derek's answer:

Thank you for your question. At the facility where I am employed, we do not typically use gait belts other than with physical therapy (PT) during the day. However, you could definitely use a sara stedy with a gait belt if desired.

I have a page with the second half providing step by step instructions on how to assist a patient to ambulate using a gait belt. You could certainly combine those methods with the methods discussed on the sara stedy page. Links to both of them are down below.

https://www.caregiverology.com/ambulate.html

https://www.caregiverology.com/sara-stedy.html

Please let me know if this answers your question and let me know if you have any further questions.

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