- Mount St Marys School
- Health Care Organization And Policy
- Health Care Organization And Policy 462
- Body Mechanics
Last Modified: 2011-10-11
- use larger and stronger muscles to perform work
- maintain the center of gravity of the body close to the center of the base of support
- keep the combined center of gravity of the caregiver, equipment and patient within the base of support
- having a base of support that is of appropriate size and shape
- fee in stride & slightly apart/widen stance
- lifting from a squat position
- flex hips and knees and keep back straight
- keep abdominal tight
- keep patient/object close to you as possible
- never cross your feet while the patient is being transferred
- use transfer equipment when necessary
- force parallel to surface over which objece moved
- over come interia by rocking, tipping or partial lift
- change direction of force by using one UE more or redirecting body weight
- good body mechanics
- covering with sheets and/or towel to expose body part for treatment
- when repostioning maintain drap
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