# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences Task 102659453

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the principles of body mechanics.

Definition

Description should include the components of good body alignment and the principles of body mechanics (e.g., ergonomics).

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to practice good body mechanics?
  • How can correct body alignment improve healthcare worker performance?
  • Why is it important to communicate with the client and other healthcare workers when lifting weight?
  • Why are nurses moving toward a no-lift policy?

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core

HL3

Identify existing and potential hazards to clients, coworkers, visitors, and self in the healthcare workplace.

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Professions Events

 

Home Health Aide

 

Nursing Assisting

 

Emergency Preparedness Events

 

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Skills

 

Emergency Medical Technician