Paragraphs 4-1 through 4-21.
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
Define and identify principles of good body
Identify techniques of body mechanics used
when performing work.
Name the eight general considerations for
performing physical tasks.
Identify reasons for using good body mechanics.
Identify reasons for changing the position of a
Identify basic principles for positioning and
Identify techniques for maintaining proper body
alignment of the patient lying on his/her back.
Identify descriptions of positions used when
positioning a patient.
Identify steps used to adjust the backrest and
pillows of a patient in a gatch bed.
4-10. Identify actions, which can be taken by a nurse
to alleviate discomfort and promote relaxation of
4-11. Select rationales for getting a patient out of bed.
4-12. Identify principles for assisting patients out of