Ergonomics and Body Mechanics: The Basics and Beyond

Hours: 1.25
Course Number: 1837
Course Date: 06/05/2024

Ergonomics and Body Mechanics: The Basics and Beyond is a 1-hour continuing education course that provides an overview of essential guidelines and standards of practice concerning ergonomics and body mechanics. The course will cover topics including positioning, turning, moving and transferring residents and more.


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The purpose of this course is to introduce some key concepts pertaining to ergonomics and body mechanics and how they are used in senior care.

Learning Objectives

1. Define ergonomics 2. Describe body mechanics 3. Explain essentials in positioning, turning, moving, and transferring residents 4. Describe how to use a mechanical lift 5. Discuss assisting residents 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 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.


Nursing Home Administrators

1.25 HOURS
This educational offering has been reviewed by The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.25 clock hours. Program approval number: 20250301-1.25-A101423-DL

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