Lifting Safely to Prevent Injury

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1.00 hour
Level 1

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About the Course

Medcom Trainex designates this course for 1 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number FBN2818). Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product.

Course Description

As a care provider in a long term care facility, you will be called on to assist many residents who have impaired mobility. This assistance can take many forms, but often it involves lifting or turning a resident, helping a resident get up out of bed or out of a chair, helping with ambulation, or assisting a resident who must rely upon you completely for mobility. Not only the resident's safety but also your own will be at risk if you do not master the skills needed for lifting a person safely.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of mobility assistance Describe the proper body mechanics for lifting a resident Describe assisting residents with different abilities

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