The purpose of this course is to review ergonomics and body mechanics in senior care.
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.
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. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.