Safe Patient Handling Quiz Safe Patient Handling Quiz You must score 100% on this quiz to pass. First and Last Name E-mail Craig HomeCare Branch 1. Along with being kind to our patients we also need to be kind to __________________. Ourselves The equipment No one2. The best stance to have when moving a patient is a _________ because it provides more leverage and a stable base to work from. Wide Stance (legs wide apart and feet directly across from each other) Staggered Stance (legs wide apart with one foot in front of the other) Straight Stance (legs together with no bend in the knees)3. Pulling a patient is the same as lifting them. TrueFalse4. SPH, which stands for Safe Patient Handling, also stands for _______ stance, ________ don’t lift, and _________ a neutral posture. Straight, Pull, Have Staggered, Push, Have Staggered, Pull, Hold5. Before transferring with a gait belt, what must the patient be able to do? Bear weight on their legs for 4 seconds or more Put on their own gait belt Request the caregiver transfer them with a gait belt6. Never _______ when performing a gait belt transfer. Tell the patient to push off with their arms and put their nose over their toes Allow the patient to put their arms around your waist or neck Use a staggered stance with your leg between the patient’s legs7. The safest way to do a two person gait belt transfer is to have each caregiver hook one arm under each of the patient’s arms and lift the patient up with their free hands holding onto the patient’s gait belt. TrueFalse8. The safest way to operate an mechanical lift is with two people. TrueFalse9. Use _______ to move a mechanical lift. Your body weight Your upper body only The patient10. The same body mechanics (SPH) apply when using a mechanical lift to move a patient. TrueFalse11. Mechanical lifts should be inspected for debris build up around the wheels and rips and tears in the lift sling ________. Every 3 months Before each use Once a year12. A friction reducing device is used to ________. Lift patient up Transfer a patient to the toilet Reposition a patient in bed by sliding them13. The safest way to perform a lateral transfer is to: Raise the best if able or position body to maintain good body mechanics; use a lateral transfer device; if applicable, lock the wheels on the bed as well as on the bed you are transferring to; transfer with another caregiver; hold a neutral position; communicate with your partner to the count of three; pull the patient towards you using your whole body weight. Same as A, but only push instead of pull. Grab the sheet and pull the patient over.