In this chapter you have learned how to:
- Demonstrate principles of good body mechanics when lifting, transferring and providing patient care.
Just as in an airplane, where you are required to help yourself to oxygen first before assisting others, body mechanics starts with you! You are responsible for using correct body position in order to avoid injury to yourself, or instability that can lead to injury for your client. In this chapter, you have learned about the basics of body mechanics, and some basic guidance for how to position your body while assisting clients. Now that you have learned the basics of body mechanics, you are well-positioned (pun intended) to assist clients with their ambulations and movements.