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Back Safety, Ergonomics and Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Title: Back Safety, Ergonomics and Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders   

CE/CME Offered:

No CE/CME Credit Available 

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00

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Length: .30 hours

This course discusses back safety and the causes, signs and symptoms, as well as preventive measures of common work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Body mechanics and ergonomics are also defined and discussed in correlation to the work-related factors that may pose a risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The intended audience is all home health and hospice staff. This course meets the home health and hospice aide requirements from CMS for 12 clock hours of education per year.


  • Define work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs)
  • List two examples of specific WMSDs
  • Discuss the causes of WMSDs and which employees are most at risk
  • List three symptoms of WMSDs
  • Define ergonomics, posture, and the correct body mechanics to use when performing tasks
  • Describe specific measures to prevent WMSDs when standing, sitting, lifting and moving patients
Subject Matter Expert:



Planners: Patricia Jaime, LMSW, Sandra Doolittle, MSW, Deborah Scholl, RN BSN, MSM and Peggy Patton, RN MHCL, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Subject Matter Expert: TBD


In order to complete this online activity, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.

This TCG CHEX eLearning course is being provided through NHPCO’s collaboration with The Corridor Group, Inc.

Course Release Date:

September 19, 2012

Course Review Date:  September 19 2015

Course Expiration Date:  

September 19, 2018

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