# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Practical Nursing II Task 186363643

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate appropriate body mechanics in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.

Definition

Demonstration should include
  • elements of good body mechanics (e.g., base of support, proximity to load, minimal twisting, avoidance of repetitive motions, use of large muscles, and posture)
  • techniques of standing, sitting, and moving for personal protection of the nurse
  • techniques for moving, transferring, and lifting clients.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What types of devices can help you transfer and lift clients?
  • Why is good posture important for a nurse?
  • What are the potential consequences of not using proper body mechanics?
  • How should a nurse position herself to pick up a heavy object?

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