Ergonomics and Body Mechanics: The Basics and Beyond

Course # 0017


The purpose of this course is to provide information on ergonomics and body mechanics.


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

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.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Activity Professionals Administrators Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Nurses Occupational Therapists Personal Care Home Administrators Speech Therapists

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