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.