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1. n. the potency of alcohol in liquor. Now, this imported stuff has enough lift to raise the dead.
2. n. a brief spiritual or ego-lifting occurrence. Your kind words have given me quite a lift.
3. and lift-up n. drug euphoria; a rush. (Drugs.) The lift-up from the shot jarred her bones.
4. tv. to steal something. She had lifted this ring. We found it on her when we arrested her.
5. tv. to take something away. It was his third offense, so they lifted his license.
6. n. a tall heel on shoes that makes someone seem taller. (Usually plural.) I feel better in my lifts.
7. n. a surgical face-lift. He had a lift on his vacation, but his face still looked two sizes too big.
8. n. a device—worn under the hair at the temples—that provides some of the effects of a surgical face-lift. Do you think she’s wearing a lift?
9. n. a ride; transportation. Would you like a lift over to your apartment?
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Further, with staff turnover in mind, instruction in proper lifting technique should be incorporated into orientation and inservices for every staffer whose job requires lifting or carrying residents or heavy objects.
The guidelines begin with some general "dos" and "don'ts" of lifting and carrying.
Another consideration, especially as you approach the last few weeks of the season, is the possibility that the full-game players may need to either cut-out a training day during the week, or at least reduce the total volume in their lifting sessions.
We are dismayed when we hear coaches lament about the inability--for any of a host of reasons--to incorporate and maintain at least two lifting session per week during this critical time of year.
check] Push, pull, or slide residents and heavy objects instead of lifting.
She won't through normal weight lifting, insists Blake Rasmussen, an assistant professor of kinesiology - the study of human muscular movement - at the University of Southern California.
Without male testosterone levels, women can only build big muscles by spending hours and hours at the gym lifting very heavy weights, eating supplement-filled diets and taking steroids, he said.
When the Olympics come to their home state in 1996, the girls want to show off their power in a women's lifting exhibition.
Liko is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of patient lifting and transferring devices for hospital, assisted living, rehabilitative, and home care applications.
Look for signs from the resident that the action of lifting is causing alarm.
Arjo offers the latest in ergonomically designed lifting and transfer devices.
s Diana floor models successfully meet the needs for lifting and transferring in the homecare environment and at a variety of levels of institutional care.
We show our nursing staff what we feel is the least stressful lifting posture and technique, then ask them to demonstrate that they have actually gained that knowledge.
In order to simplify the lift selection process, we used this opportunity to condense all two-post lifting information into one brochure and all drive-on information into another.
Consider, for example, having a dedicated lift technician whose sole job it is to understand the equipment and to prepare residents for whatever mechanical lifting assistance they will need; remember, preparation is where the extra time is consumed.