After training many tens of thousands of caregivers its hard not to conclude that patient transfer training is a lost art. There are 14 transfer techniques. Most use the Balance Pivot because it reduces the force required to transfer the patient by 90%. This takes the effort down to around 15 pounds well below the weight of a bag of groceries. With the use of the Swivel secure transfer plate the load for the pivot drops to a pound.
Training is one-on-on or online with testing and certification for professional caregivers.