Back Injury Prevention


Back injuries can be painful and, because of their difficulty with healing, they can hinder your daily life. To make things worse, is if you’ve experienced a back injury before, you are more likely to have another one in the future. Preventing a back injury from reoccurring is important and manageable with proper techniques and procedures. If you are someone who has never had a back injury before, you can do yourself a favor and prevent such an experience. In this course, you’ll learn basis of back injury prevention – which includes identifying risks, implementing proper lifting techniques, and strengthening you’re your back.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1729953

Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals


This program is approved for 0.50 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 162985.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-BIPREV
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe the anatomy of the back and abnormalities
Identify risks for back injury
Employ proper ways to lift, carry, and set down an object

Section 1: Back Injury Prevention A. About This Course / Learning Objectives Section 2: The Anatomy of the Back A. Signs and Symptoms of Back Injury B. Are You at Risk for Developing a Back Injury? C. Commercial Section 3: Prevention A. Assessing the Lift B. What Do You Think? C. Proper Lifting D. Proper Carrying E. Back Safety in the Workplace F. What Can You Do? G. Back and Core Exercises H. Back Stretches I. Posture, Posture, Posture Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. References

Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing