Ergonomics and Body Mechanics Part 2

Hours: 1.25
Course Number: 0142

This 1 hour continuing education course provides a general overview of both ergonomics and body mechanics, especially in senior care. Definitions of ergonomics and body mechanics are provided. The course describes positioning, turning, moving and transferring as well as how to use a mechanical lift. It also reviews assisting residents with ambulation and provides examples of various ambulation equipment.

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Purpose

The purpose of this course is to review ergonomics and body mechanics in senior care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define ergonomics and body mechanic
  2. Describe positioning, turning, moving and transferrin
  3. Discuss how to use a mechanical lift
  4. Review assisting residents or patients with ambulation
  5. List ambulation equipment

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Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. If you do not score a 70% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

Certifications

Personal Care Home Administrators


1.25 HOURS
This training session is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, until the approved curriculum changes or approval is withdrawn pursuant to 55 Pa.Code 2600.68(f). Approved for 1.25 hours of continuing education for PCH Administrators.