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Topic: Transporting and positioning clients 

Health Education

 Standard 8.  Understands the principles of body mechanics for positioning, transferring, and transporting clients
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows methods for positioning client to ensure comfort
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of client comfort
   Benchmark 2.Knows methods for safely transporting ill or injured people (e.g., chair carry, fore and aft carry, four-handed seat carry, blanket carry, use of stretchers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows methods for safely transporting ill people
     2.Knows methods for safely transporting injured people
     3.Knows the chair carry method for transporting people
     4.Knows the fore and aft carry method for transporting people
     5.Knows the four-handed seat carry method for transporting people
     6.Knows the blanket carry method for transporting people
     7.Knows how to use stretchers for transporting people
   Benchmark 3.Understands how center of gravity and base of support play in part in proper lifting techniques (e.g., how forces affect movement; how the muscles, bones, and joints work together to produce movement)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how center of gravity plays in proper lifting techniques
     2.Understands how base of support plays in proper lifting techniques
     3.Understands how forces affect movement
     4.Understands how muscles, bones, and joints work together to produce movement
   Benchmark 4.Understands the effects of movement, torque, tension, and elasticity on the human body
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effect of movement on the human body
     2.Understands the effect of torque on the human body
     3.Understands the effect of tension on the human body
     4.Understands the effect of elasticity on the human body
   Benchmark 5.Knows various transport and transfer equipment and their appropriate use (e.g., wheelchairs, gurneys)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows various transport equipment
     2.Knows the appropriate use of various transport equipment
     3.Knows various transfer equipment
     4.Knows the appropriate use of various transfer equipment
     5.Knows the appropriate use of wheelchairs
     6.Knows the appropriate use of gurneys
   Benchmark 6.Understands that it is important to reassure and inform clients of what to expect during an activity
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that it is important to reassure clients during an activity
     2.Understands that it is important to inform clients of what to expect during an activity