Students helping students: PT gives nursing some skills

Physical therapy students demonstrate proper patient lifting techniques to nursing students.

NIU Doctor of Physical Therapy students recently hosted Nursing students into their classrooms to show safe transfer techniques, positioning for comfort, and proper fitting of wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches. Nursing students practiced the newly learned skills and received real time feedback from the physical therapy students. It is critical for nurses in patient care to utilize proper body mechanics in order to reduce risk of injury to themselves and their patients.

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