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T/F – Ergonomics is fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of workers.
Putting ergonomics to work might include all of the following except?
T/F – As a rule, you should not sleep on your stomach.
T/F – Good body mechanics keeps your spine balanced during movement.
When lifting and transferring, the most important consideration is ________________ for yourself and the client.
T/F – When moving a person to the edge of the bed, you should move the upper trunk and then the legs one at a time.
T/F – You should always face the client when you are lifting and moving him or her.
T/F – You should do all of the following when pulling a client up in a chair, except:
T/F – When lifting someone from the floor you should always roll the client onto a blanket or lift sheet.
T/F – When a patient or client has been confined to bed for a few days, they may have orthostatic (postural) hypotension and should be moved slowly from a sitting to a standing position?
To assist a client to a sitting position on the side of the bed, what should be done first?
When you are lifting a heavy object, most of the work should be done by the muscles of your _________.
The most prevalent and debilitating occupational health hazard among caregivers, is _______________.
T/F – When lifting a heavy object, keep the weight as close to your Body as possible.
T/F – Body balance is achieved when a wide base exists.
T/F – The coordinated effort of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems in maintaining balance, posture, and body alignment is known as Body Mechanics
T/F – Position your legs properly on a firm, level surface and shoulder width apart.
T/F – Some examples of illness that affect the elderly and are particularly devastating are arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.
T/F – A patient may fall while ambulating from one surface to another. If this happens, do not attempt to stop the fall, instead, control the fall by lowering the client to the floor.
T/F – The best way to assist your client without injury to yourself, is understanding good body mechanics.