Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Carnegie NA Final

Principles of Body Mechanics

What is the most important factor for proper body alignment? good posture, weight equally balanced
What movememnt(s) should be avoided when reaching for an object? twisting
Always utilize which movement when reaching? face the object
What movements should be avoided when sitting? slouching, crossing legs/ankles, scooting back so far it cuts off leg circulation in popliteal area, if scooting up put something behind back. (feet flat on ground, sit straight up)
If 1 side of the patient is stronger than the other side, always provide suppiort on which side? The weaker side
When bending always bend: at the knees; bend legs
When helping a patient move from a wheelchair to the exam table, which activity or movement always provides the most security? holding patients in a sort of bear hug around their waist or chset area, bending knees when sitting them down, small steps!
If a patient must hold onto you, which part of your body should they hold? hand, shoulders, waist
If a patient must hold onto you, which part of your body should they NOT hold? not the neck
When moving heavy objects, always __________ them, never pull them push
When carrying a heavy item, the weight of the item should be mainly kept where? close to the body and at waist
Created by: ma2b