Bell Work Abbreviations 1. amb 3. ANA 5. AP 7. aq or aqua 9. ART 11. as tol 13. ASAP - 2. amt 4. ant 6. approx 8. ARC 10. AS 12. ASA - Body Mechanics Standard 6.0 TSW analyze the existing and potential hazards to clients, coworkers, and self and will prevent injury or illness through safe work and infection control practices. Objective 6.2 Apply principles of body mechanics, including proper lifting techniques, positioning, moving and transferring. Body mechanics Body mechanics is the coordination of body alignment, balance, and movement Body alignment Refers to correct positioning of head, back and limbs Posture Position of body parts in relation to each other Mobility The ability to move Balance The ability to maintain a steady position that does not tip. Body support A device used to support body at work to reduce damage when lifting, moving and transferring patients for their own safety Techniques to employ Use stronger, larger muscles to perform tasks which require physical effort Lifting When moving a heavy object, try to push or pull instead of lifting the item Proper Lifting Tips TUCK: Tighten stomach muscles and tuck pelvis to keep your back in balance BEND KNEES: Bending at your knees centers your balance & distributes weight. HUG: Hold object lifted as close to your body as possible. Gradually straighten to standing position. The End Review Questions… Reflection Questions 1. Postural Supports are used for what main reason? ____________________ 2. Gravity is defined as: _____________ 3. In your own words, describe to someone else how to proper lift according to the rules and tips we have discussed so far.