b. At the command, all lift in unison, shifting weight backward, and carrying the
patient to a support position on their braced thighs (the thigh toward the patient's head)
c. Continuing in the kneeling position and at the command, all lift and turn the
patient inward their chest. Now, with back straight, all rise to standing position
This is a key maneuver for proper weight distribution. Attempting to rise to a
standing position while supporting the patient's weight on the outstretched
forearms will cause a severe strain.
d. To lower the patient to a bed placed parallel, all step forward to the side of the
bed. Flexing the knees, shifting the weight to the front, and keeping the back straight,
lower the patient gently to the bed (figure 2-23D).
Figure 2-23. Lifting patient from floor to bed.