The nurse needs to………while lifting or carrying heavy object
Q.The nurse needs to…………………while lifting or carrying heavy object
(a) Keep the Knees close to each other
(b) Maintain a wide base or support
(c) Bend the back perpendicular to the body
(d) Hold objects away from the body
lifting or carrying techniques:- In lifting or carrying techniques the nurrse bend and lift with the knees, not at the waist. bending at the waist puts unnecessary stress your lower spine, Avoid twisting your body especially during bending. hold the patient close to your body while lifting or carrying and transferring.
Type of lifting or carrying techniques: keep a wide base of support , keep good posture,squat down, bending at the hips and knees only, slowly lift by staightening your hips and knees, hold the patient as close to your body as possibleat the level of your belly button.
Principles of safe lifting or carrying: Assess the task area and load, Broad stable base, bend knees, back keep straight, palmar grip, both arm close to trunk,patient close to centre of gravity, move feet in direction of movement.
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