Ergonomics and Body Mechanics: The Basics and Beyond

Hours: 1
Course Number: 0017
Course Date: 03/25/2010

Ergonomics and Body Mechanics: The Basics and Beyond is a 1 hour continuing education course that provides an extensive overview on essential guidelines and standards of practice concerning ergonomics and body mechanics. The course provides information on positioning, turning, moving and transferring residents in senior care and other settings. It also describes how to use a mechanical lift and other ambulation equipment.

Learning Objectives

1. Define ergonomics 2. Define body mechanics 3. Describe positioning, turning, moving, and transferring patients 4. Describe how to use a mechanical lift 5. Discuss assisting patients with ambulation 6. List ambulation equipment

Criteria for Successful Completion


Activity Professionals

1.00 HOURS
This course has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education by The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Approval number NCCAP500304-23NT and expires on 03/15/23


1.00 HOURS
This program may be used for 1 hour of continuing education credit for chaplains certified with Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.


1.00 HOURS
THE FLORIDA BOARD OF NURSING [nurses] _ This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (#20-351718). Completion of this course fulfills (1) CEU hour of general annual mandatory training for nursing. Do not send certificate to the Florida Board of Nursing. Each state recognizes and accepts continuing education approval from the Florida Board of Nursing except California. Keep this certificate in your records for four (4) years.

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by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, until the approved curriculum changes or approval is withdrawn pursuant to 55 Pa.Code 2600.68(f). PCH Administrators receive 1.25 hours.