EXERCISES, LESSON 4
INSTRUCTION: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that
provides the best answer, by completing the statement, or by writing your response in
the space provided in the exercise.
After you have completed the exercises, turn to the "Solution to Exercises" at the
end of this lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly,
reread the material referenced with the solution.
Body mechanics is the use of correct muscles to complete a task safely and
efficiently, without undue strain on any ______________or _________________
Good body mechanics requires that you keep your back ______________and
bend at the __________ and _________
When lifting, keep your feet _________with one foot slightly ahead of the other
_________ your knees to absorb jolts; turn with your _____________.
When reaching for an object, you should stand directly in front of and
______________ the object.
When performing physical tasks, use your ________ and ________ muscles as
much as possible and your muscles as little as possible.
Name four problems you can avoid by using good body mechanics.
Changing a patient's position allows for greater _________ expansion and
relieves pressure on the ___________________.