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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
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