This course covers how home care and hospice professionals can use safe body mechanics in daily practice to deliver effective patient care in challenging home settings. General principles for safe body mechanics are explored as well as best practices to implement concepts in daily practice is provided. A thorough explanation of how the professional can employ common types of assistive equipment to provide safer patient care in unique home settings is also described. This course is appropriate for all home care and hospice professionals looking to apply proper body mechanics and safely use assistive equipment and reduce injury risks in home environments.
Define body mechanics and proper body alignment.
Describe at least 4 ways that a home care or hospice professional may be at risk for work-related injuries due to poor body mechanics.
Identify the General Principles of Safe Body Mechanics.
List actions to take to avoid injuries and address unsafe environments in the home setting.
Define at least 5 common types of assistive equipment found in the home environment
Describe how to use common assistive equipment to create a safer level of care for professionals and patients.