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Stack #72743

body mechanics the way the body moves and maintains balance by making the most efficient use of all its parts
Rules Maintain a broad base of support; 8 - 10 in. apart
Rules Bend from the hips and knees to get close to an object.
Rules use strongest muscles to do the job
Rules use weight to push/ pull an object
Which is the weakest muscle of the body? back muscles
Rules carry heavy objects close to the body
Rules if too heavy of an object, ask for help
OSHA occupational safety and health administration
What does OSHA do? Establishes & enforces safety standards in the workplace
List one of the two main standards that affect the health care Occupational exposure to the hazardous chemicals
List one of the two main standards that affect the health care bloodborne pathogen standards
Equipment and Solutions Observe all safety rules
Equipment and Solutions read MSDSs
Equipment and Solutions Never use solutions from unlabeled bottles
Equipment and Solutions read labels at least 3 times
Equipment and Solutions DO NOT mix solutions together unless instructed
Equipment and Solutions report broken equipment & spills immediately
Ergonomics applied science to promote the safety and well-being of a person by adapting the environment & using techniques to prevent injuries
Do not perform any procedures on patient unless instructed and properly authorized
For all patients provide privacy
Always before entering a patient's room knock or announce
check patient's wrist band
repeat name at least twice
check name on patient's record / bed
explain all procedures before you begin
observe patient closely during any procedure
check all areas for safety hazards
observe all safety checkpoints
maintain patient in a comfortable position
have bed at lowest level
side rails are elevated
wheels are locked
call sign is within reach
area is neat and clean
open privacy curtains
no hazards present
HCW must be aware of personal and pt. safety legally
HCW must follow all safety policies
HCW has legal responsibility to protect pt. from harm and injury
Created by: nguyent