Safe Handling-3rd Quarter Body Mechanics

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Safe Handling-3rd Quarter Body Mechanics - Quiz

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.