# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 2006338422

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Apply principles of body mechanics.

Definition

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.

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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?

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