CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 2006338422
Apply principles of body mechanics.
Application should include a demonstration of the principles of proper body mechanics to minimize injury to both self and patients while transferring, lifting, turning, and/or positioning a patient.
- What principles of body mechanics should a medical assistant keep in mind to protect himself or herself from injury while transferring, lifting, turning, and/or positioning a patient?
- Why are proper ergonomics important to the medical assistant as he or she performs administrative responsibilities?
- How can a healthcare worker's knowledge and application of proper body mechanics be important to patient safety?