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Proper Body Mechanics and Back Safety

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Proper Body Mechanics and Back Safety

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VBTP117

This video teaches home care personnel and family caregivers the principles of body mechanics and the importance of learning to move correctly in order to avoid injury.

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Course Information:
  • Streaming Video
  • The Importance of Learning to Move Correctly to Avoid Injury
  • Understanding the Principles of Body Mechanics
  • Recognize the Importance of Proper Posture
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Proper Body Mechanics and Back Safety Info:

Course Description

This 1 hour course covers the importance of good body mechanics in the day to day events of your job. Caregiving involves a variety of physical activities such as lifting, reaching and bending.

Course Objectives

You may be helping a person get in and out of bed, transferring someone in or out of a wheelchair or carrying groceries and other supplies. Using proper posture and following the principles of body mechanics will make your job easier and safeguard your health, as well as that of your clients. Upon completion of this training, the participant will: understand proper posture; understand the principles of body mechanics; recognize the importance of proper posture and proper body mechanics.

Course Outcomes

  • Body Mechanics
  • The importance of learning to move correctly to avoid injury
  • Definition of posture
  • Understanding the principles of body mechanics
  • Using proper posture and body mechanics when lifting
  • Correct body mechanics during a wheelchair transfer
  • Loading and unloading a wheelchair from a vehicle
  • The importance of patience and planning to prevent injury


Instructor: Marion Karpinski, R.N.

Marion Karpinski, R.N. brings 40 years of nursing experience, much of which took place in hospital or skilled home care settings. By working with area agencies on aging, hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, faith-based organizations, community colleges and other organizations, we have been able to reach greater numbers of providers. We have had a significant impact on the training of both family and paraprofessional care providers.

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