Ergonomics and Body Mechanics: The Basics and Beyond
Course Number: 0017
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.
The purpose of this course is to provide information on ergonomics and body mechanics.
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
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 80% or better, and completing the program evaluation. If you do not score a 80% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 80% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.