What Are The Importance Of Body Mechanics

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LIFTING AND TRANSFERING
 Body mechanics is moving the body in an efficient and safe way that reduces the risk of injury. Body mechanics is using good posture, proper techniques, and using the strongest and largest muscles when you can. Good body mechanics are extremely crucial as DSW’s working in residential programs because we are often doing a lot of lifting and transferring of significant amounts of weight (the weight of another human being). We can be easily injured if we do not use proper body mechanics and healthy lifting techniques. We are responsible to provide safety to ourselves and the individuals we are supporting when performing lifts and transfers.

 Body alignment is the way our body parts are positioned in relation to one
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It drains the bladder and is removed after being used. An indwelling catheter stays in the bladder. Most of them are inserted through the urethra and into the bladder as well. Urine is constantly draining into a drainage bag. A balloon near the tip of the catheter is inflated after it is inserted – this balloon prevents the catheter from falling out of the bladder. A suprapubic catheter is surgically inserted through the abdomen above the pubic bone and into the bladder. It is also left in the bladder and attached to a drainage bag with a tube. This type of catheter would be used in someone who needs long-term catheterization or someone who underwent a certain surgery. It must be cleaned daily with soap and water and covered with dry gauze. Condom catheters are often used in individuals who are male. This catheter slides over the penis and tubing connects it to a drainage bag. Bags that are attached to the leg are often used in male …show more content…
A suppository can be administered by placing the suppository on the end of your fingers and entering your fingers into the anus. A lubrication should be used on the fingers and smeared on the area of insertion to minimize pain. An enema is when we insert some sort of liquid substance like water, saline, or oil solutions into the anus to remove feces and relieve constipation and fecal impaction. The liquid is put into some sort of syringe and then the syringe is placed into the

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