Demonstrate proper body mechanics. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
DefinitionDemonstration should include:
- techniques of standing, sitting, and moving for personal protection of the nurse aide
- techniques for moving, transferring, and lifting clients/residents/patients for personal protection of the nurse aide.
(Note: See Department of Labor Bulletin on the operation of patient/resident lifts/hoists by youths under the age of 18.)
- What are the consequences for your well-being of not following proper techniques for standing, sitting, and moving?
- What types of devices can help you transfer and lift clients/residents/patients?
Other Related Standards
Common Career Technical Core
Demonstrate the principles of body mechanics for positioning, transferring and transporting of patients/clients, and perform them without injury to the patient/client or self.