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Home Health Care – Body Mechanics – SS701E

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1
The purpose of proper body mechanics is injury prevention.
2
A proper assessment and plan for a transfer, ambulation or lift can make the difference between a safe transfer and an injury for you or your client
3
Which of these can cause Musculoskeletal Disorders, discomfort and pain?
4
Tools and assistive devices do little to help reduce stress and strain on your body.
5
Which of these can help assist with moving/lifting patients?
6
Proper communication with the client is the first step in all safe movements/transfers.
7
Slip-Resistant shoes help prevent injuries.
8
If you’re unsure about how to use a piece of equipment safely, what should you do?
9
When transferring a client, the further their body is away from you, the less stress and strain it places on both of you.
10
Your job is physical in nature, so this means you will be injured.