Summary: Discusses musculoskeletal injuries common to nurses and health care aides. Examines human body mechanics and offers lifting techniques to prevent back injury. Topics include: safe range of motion and dynamic postures, patient positioning, modifying the work environment
Discusses the most common causes of falls in the geriatric patient, as well as individualized assessment to identify the patient at risk. Explores a variety of effective interventions which can be used in caring for the patient at high risk of falling. Focuses on alternatives to physical and chemical restraints including environmental adaptations and reconditioning.