Course Description

In this workshop, you will gain valuable information and hands-on practice with wheelchair-to-bed and chair-to-wheelchair transferring skills, how to move from sitting to lying down, 2-persons transfer if necessary, and a demonstration of some assistive devices that may help you as you care for your Kupuna.

Learner Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes:

1).  Students will be able to demonstrate a safe wheelchair to bed transfer.

2).  Students will gain an understanding of various assistive devices available for mobility.




If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.

Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start date of


The objective of the course is for students to be able to safely assist the Kupuna they care for in transfers and to discuss and educate the caregivers on different assistive devices.
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