You should bend from the waist to lift an object from floor to waist height. True or False.
You should brace your hips against a gurney and lean forward from the waist to pull a patient to the gurney. True or false.
When lifting and moving, you should always maintain your COG to match an object or patient's COG. True or false.
To move an object, you should always lift rather than push, roll, or slide it. True or false.
Appropriate use of body mechanics conserves energy. True or false?
Weak abdominal muscles contribute to low back injury. True or false.
Back muscles should be used as prmary force when lifting, pushing, and pulling an object
A treatment table should be in its lowest position when you are assisting a patient's move from a supine position to being seated at the edge of the bed. True or false.
You should avoid twisting you body when you lift. True or false.
Stability and balance are maintained when the vertical line of gravity (VLG) lies within an object's BOS. True or false.
What is the point at which the mass of any body is centered?
Center of gravity (COG)
Where is the center of gravity for a human?
the 2nd sacral vertebral level
What is the normal range of motion of joints and vertebrtal segments during trunk motion?
what are the long muscles that cross two or more joints?
What are the large expanses of red muscle found in the torso, back and abdomen?
The primary protection against upper trunk and lower back injury requires a balance between what and what?
Anterior and posterior pelvic tilt.
When lifting patients, have them grasp you around the neck as you move them. True or false.
What are the two methods of moving a patient up in bed?
The standard method and the vector method.
Which of the methods of moving a patient up in bed has the radiographer/nurse grasping the sheet with palms facing up?
the standard method
In the vector method, do you step back with the leg closest to the bed or furthest away from the bed?
Closest to the bed
When transfering a patient from a wheelchair, with the tech standing behind the patient, where should he/she grasp the patient to assist?
the tech reaches around the patient, right along the 9th rib below the breast, and grasps the opposite wrists of the patient.