# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Radiologic Technology II Task 910438690

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate proper body mechanics and patient transfer.

Definition

Demonstration should reflect proper body mechanics in the handling of patients and equipment and in-patient transfer (e.g., wheelchair to table, stretcher to table), and include the following back protection precautions:
  • Keep feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep knees properly bent.
  • Use appropriate body mechanics per procedure.
  • Use appropriate equipment (e.g., specialty lifts, draw sheets, transfer boards or sliders).
  • Seek help when necessary.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What can result from improper body mechanics?
  • How can the radiologic technologist recognize that the physical task at hand is too much for one person to handle?
  • How can the radiologic technologist assess which equipment is best for patient transfer and which equipment is best for other situations typically encountered in patient imaging?