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Course Syllabus

This course reviews proper body mechanics and explains why they aren't enough to prevent back injuries. It also covers the basic types, uses, operation tips, safety features and slings for a Hoyer-type mechanical lift. After completing the module, caregivers will be armed with the knowledge necessary to prevent back injuries and safely transfer clients with a sling lift. (NOTE: Hands-on practice with actual lifts should be performed after completing this module.)


Discuss why nurse aides have a high risk for serious back injuries.
Explain how using both proper body mechanics and mechanical lifts leads to safe patient transfers.
Name the five basic parts of a Hoyer-type sling lift.
Describe at least five things a nurse aide should do to prepare for using a mechanical lift.
Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical lifts during hands-on practice with the lifts used at your workplace.

Audio: No
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

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    Course Code: ITK1040046

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-510751