Safe Handling-3rd Quarter Body Mechanics

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ergonomics means?

    • A.

      Making changes to the job to fit the worker

    • B.

      Making changes to the worker to fit the job

    • C.

      Making workers work harder at their job

    • D.

      Selecting stronger workers for the job

    Correct Answer
    A. Making changes to the job to fit the worker
    Explanation
    Ergonomics refers to making adjustments or modifications to the job or work environment in order to suit the needs and capabilities of the worker. This involves designing tasks, equipment, and workstations in a way that promotes efficiency, comfort, and safety for the worker. The goal is to minimize physical strain, fatigue, and the risk of injury, while maximizing productivity and overall well-being. By tailoring the job to fit the worker, ergonomics aims to optimize performance and create a healthier and more efficient work environment.

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  • 2. 

    The goal of patient care ergonomics is to

    • A.

      Slow down your work

    • B.

      Help you feel and work better

    • C.

      Increase your work load

    • D.

      Make patients recover faster

    Correct Answer
    B. Help you feel and work better
    Explanation
    Patient care ergonomics aims to improve the well-being and efficiency of healthcare providers by ensuring that their work environment is designed in a way that supports their physical and mental health. By implementing ergonomic principles, healthcare professionals can experience reduced physical strain, increased comfort, and improved productivity, leading to better overall job satisfaction and patient care.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a work environment factor that can reduce safety for both patient and caregiver?

    • A.

      Caregiver educational level

    • B.

      Uneven work surfaces

    • C.

      Patient BMI above 40

    • D.

      No-lift policy

    Correct Answer
    B. Uneven work surfaces
    Explanation
    Uneven work surfaces can pose a significant risk to both patients and caregivers. These surfaces can increase the chances of trips, slips, and falls, leading to injuries for both parties. For patients, uneven surfaces can make it difficult to move around safely, increasing the risk of accidents and falls. Caregivers may also struggle to maintain their balance and stability while providing care, potentially causing harm to themselves or the patient. Therefore, uneven work surfaces can reduce safety for both the patient and caregiver in a work environment.

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  • 4. 

    While bending forward, you spend 30 minutes feeding a patient on bed rest. What is (are) the musculoskeletal risk factor(s) in this situation?

    • A.

      Pushing/pulling

    • B.

      Awkward posture

    • C.

      Heavy lifting

    • D.

      B and c

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. B and c
    Explanation
    The musculoskeletal risk factors in this situation are awkward posture and heavy lifting. Bending forward for an extended period of time can put strain on the back and neck, leading to musculoskeletal discomfort or injury. Feeding a patient on bed rest may also involve lifting or moving heavy objects, which further increases the risk of musculoskeletal issues.

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  • 5. 

    The purpose of assessing tasks and surroundings for risk factors is to:

    • A.

      Take steps to protect yourself

    • B.

      Slow down your work pace

    • C.

      Delay care to the patient

    • D.

      Distribute the workload to staff

    Correct Answer
    A. Take steps to protect yourself
    Explanation
    Assessing tasks and surroundings for risk factors is important in order to identify potential hazards or dangers that could pose a threat to one's safety. By taking steps to protect oneself, such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, following safety protocols, and implementing necessary precautions, individuals can minimize the risk of accidents or injuries. This proactive approach ensures that one's well-being is prioritized and helps create a safe working environment.

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  • 6. 

    If you had to transfer a totally dependent patient from a nonadjustable stretcher to a nonadjustable bed of different heights, what is the best step you could take to reduce the environmental risk factor?

    • A.

      Use a friction reducing device when transferring

    • B.

      Use a wide base of support when transferring.

    • C.

      Coach the patient to make the transfer unaided

    • D.

      Use a draw sheet to transfer the patient.

    Correct Answer
    A. Use a friction reducing device when transferring
    Explanation
    Using a friction reducing device when transferring the patient can help reduce the environmental risk factor. This device can minimize the amount of force required to move the patient, reducing the risk of injury to both the patient and the healthcare provider. By reducing friction, the transfer can be done more smoothly and safely, minimizing the potential for accidents or complications. This step is particularly important when transferring a totally dependent patient from a nonadjustable stretcher to a nonadjustable bed of different heights, as it can help ensure a successful and safe transfer.

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  • 7. 

    Why are mechanical aides needed for patient handling?

    • A.

      Nurses do not have sufficient training using proper body mechanics.

    • B.

      Manual lifting techniques are not sufficient to protect nurses from injury

    • C.

      Body mechanics algorithms are too complicated and difficult to understand

    • D.

      Nursing staff levels have declined in most institutions in recent years.

    Correct Answer
    B. Manual lifting techniques are not sufficient to protect nurses from injury
    Explanation
    Manual lifting techniques alone are not sufficient to protect nurses from injury because patient handling can involve heavy loads and awkward positions, which can put a strain on the nurse's body. Mechanical aides, such as hoists or transfer belts, provide additional support and assistance in lifting and transferring patients, reducing the risk of injury for both the nurse and the patient.

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