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Protecting Your Body At Work, Part 1: Your Muscles and Bones

In an average workday, healthcare workers are required to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift heavy, cumbersome weight, often non-ambulatory patients, sometimes in awkward positions or in confined spaces such as bathrooms.

Duration 13 min
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In an average workday, healthcare workers are required to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift heavy, cumbersome weight, often non-ambulatory patients, sometimes in awkward positions or in confined spaces such as bathrooms. As a result, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that healthcare workers have the highest rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of all occupations.

This series helps healthcare workers protect themselves from these injuries through an understanding of basic body mechanics, leverage, balance and the force of gravity to help move more safely, and through the use of lifting strategies and assistive devices to prevent injury.

This program will explain how the muscles and bones of the body work together to move, and describes common back injuries that can occur from moving incorrectly.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the arrangement of muscles in antagonistic pairs
  • List the 5 regions and 4 curves of the vertebral column
  • Differentiate between a sprain and a strain injury to the back
  • Describe the three important keys to helping avoid back and other musculoskeletal injuries
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 13 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2012
Product Categories
Healthcare, Safety in Healthcare