After reading articles and researches
on body mechanics and Ergonomics, I realized that it is possible to have work-related
illnesses, and may affect the medical radiography workers’s life Healthily or
physically. So, I will keep my body health and strong, even if I am in hurry to
do something, I will keep practicing the prober body mechanics. If I need to
lift something, I will push it instead of pulling it.  I believe that the health and
strength of our body is a right to ourselves must be nurtured. First, this body
helps us to work, and helps us to do many things, so the least we can do for
ourselves is, to maintain our bodies’ health and strength. And to provide our patients with good health care.



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            The place where we work is an
environment ,where we live for at least 40 hours a week. the environment in
which we live, whether the office, school or medical clinic, a lot of factors
may be hidden from our eyes and cause us health problems and may we do not bay
attention for it. This is what draws our attention to  Ergonomics. Medical radiation technologist spends
most of the time with machines, computers and patients, and improper body mechanics
can cause psychological stress and back pain. So, body mechanics plays a
significant role in promoting the health and well-being of the person, not only
to reduce the risk of work-related illnesses, but
to take advantage of the times they spend in the workplace to promote their
health. Moreover, good body posture is important to good body mechanics. Back pain may be a cause of absenteeism
due to the wrong body posture or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Sitting incorrectly and misaligning the body, both causes back pain and
musculoskeletal disorders. In this case, the best treatment for such cases is prober
body mechanics. To stand properly without stressing the spine can be done by standing
with chin tucked in, and shoulders held back, while they should line up with the
eardrop . One of the biggest causes of back pain that affects medical radiation
workers is lifting things up or carrying them wrong. Therefore, learning and following
the right body postures when carrying or lifting things, helps the person to
prevent back pain or injury. when carrying things: A health care provider should
think before he  holds things and knows the limits of his ability to
carry things. To know the position of his body is correct, he must make the
weight close to his waist. Also, he should carry the weight evenly on both
sides of his body. Curvature of the back or tilt to one side should be avoided.
And always, push the things and not pull it. the health care provider should be
careful to sit properly in front of the computer; if his job requires sitting
for long hours in front of the computer like the radiologist, or if he does not
know the correct way to sit in front of the computer screen, he must ask his supervisor
about it. If the radiologist’s work requires frequent use of the computer, he
or she must take a short break of at least 5 to 10 minutes per hour.




            Upon reflection, I agree that every
health care provider should keep themselves healthy and strong, but not
everyone follows this rule. Sometimes health care providers injure them selves
because of neglect, even if they did not do an accident, improper body
mechanics can be worse than any accident. If
we did not keep our selves strong? If I injure my self and I did not care about
my health, would I be considered a professional health care provider?  Would I be able to do my job? would I be able
to help my patients?. This makes me wonder. Does everyone realize how important
it is to maintain prober body mechanics and what the consequences may be when
they violate it?





better body mechanics must be a daily habit. Ergonomics is a key component for
a medical radiation technologist as it helps them stay healthy and strong
through the course of their career.















Instructor: Nicolette Brewster/Cyril Butlerkathiren


Reflective Journal







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