Patient Care Ergonomics
Assisting another individual in a change of position requires proper body mechanics on your part. Proper body mechanics (positioning) will make your job easier to perform and reduce the risk of injury. Proper body mechanics requires that the natural curves of the spine are maintained in proper alignment. So, lets look at the natural curves of the back and how to successfully maintain these curves:
MAINTAIN YOUR CURVES
To do this successfully...
Source: National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov)
Last Editorial Review: 1/28/2005
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