Body Mechanics



The purpose of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of efficient and proper use of the body in performing tasks related to the role of the healthcare provider.

one class period - 90 minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (15)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Define the terminology.
  • Understand the anatomy of the spine.
  • Explain the purpose and rules of proper body mechanics.
  • Identify comfort measures for lifting and moving patients in bed.
  • Explain how to safely perform transfers.
  • Perform the procedures described in this unit.

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