Body Mechanics & Transfers

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Body Mechanics & Transfers - Quiz

Body mechanics involves coordinated effort of muscles, bones and the nervous systems to maintain balance and alignment during movement. It involves using of one’s body strength to avoid injuries for example when lifting something. Are you curious on how this works? Body Mechanics & Transfers is your challenge. Take it up and good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The principles of body mechanics can be defined as:
    • A. 

      A set of rules that enable a person to lift heavy objects when they would not otherwise be able.

    • B. 

      A set of rules that help maintain correct body posture during any movement.

    • C. 

      A set of rules that help maintain a person's weight through proper eating habits.

    • D. 

      A set of rules designed to optimize overall health and well being.

  • 2. 
    Back safety tips include:  (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Wear comfortable, non-skid shoes to help protect the back when lifting.

    • B. 

      Know your limits and observe them. Be aware of the maximum amount of weight you can lift or move safely.

    • C. 

      Avoid reaching for or lifting anything above the head. Try to get on the same level as the object, or use a reacher.

    • D. 

      When you must stand for long periods of time, put one arm on an armrest and change position every 30 seconds. This will create strain on the lower back.

  • 3. 
    Ways to protect your back when lifting include:  (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Think about your body’s posture and position before you begin to lift.

    • B. 

      Get as close as possible to the object or person without leaning forward.

    • C. 

      Keep your back straight. Never bend from the waist.

    • D. 

      Never bend your knees when lifting.

    • E. 

      Always lift in a smooth motion to prevent injury.

  • 4. 
    Some examples of illness that affect the elderly and are particularly devastating are arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The invention and improvement of devices such as walking aids and wheelchairs have assisted the elderly in regaining their mobility, allowing them to become less dependent of others and continue to lead an active lifestyle well into their later life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Moving someone from one surface area to another is called a transfer. One example of a transfer is moving someone from the bed to a wheelchair.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Whenever you assist someone to walk, there is always a possibility that they could become weak, dizzy, or could stumble or fall. Never try to catch the person or stop the fall. It is better to assist the fall by helping them to the floor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When transferring a client from a bed to a wheelchair using a stand pivot transfer, the first thing you should do is tell the client what you are about to do.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Also known as a walking belt or transfer belt, a gait belt is a supportive aid used to help a weak or unsteady person to transfer or walk. You can hold onto the gait belt to give support when transferring a person from one position to another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Falling can be a sign of a serious medical condition such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or heart problems. It is important to report all falls to your supervisor immediately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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