COMMON POSITIONS

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COMMON POSITIONS

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·         Asthma - orthopneic
·         Autonomic Dysreflexia - high Fowler’s
·         Post Bronchoscopy - flat on bed w/ head hyperextended
·         Cardiac Catheterization - keep site extended
·         Cast - elevate affected extremity
·         Cataract - affected side up
·         Cerebral Aneurysm - high Fowler’s
·         Cleft Lip - supine
·         Cleft Palate - prone
·         Congestive Heart Failure - high Fowler’s
·         Craniotomy
·         Supratentorial - semi-Fowler’s
·         Infratentorial - flat on bed w/ affected side up
·         Dumping Syndrome - flat on bed or LEFT side-lying
·         Epistaxis - lean forward
·         Hemorrhoidectomy - lie on UNAFFECTED side
·         Hiatal Hernia - upright
·         Hip Surgery - legs abducted & externally rotated
·         Increased ICP - high Fowler’s
·         Laminectomy - back as straight as possible; log roll to move; sand bag on sides
·         Liver Biopsy - RIGHT side lying with towel on side
·         Lobectomy - lie on UNAFFECTED side
·         Lumbar Puncture
·         During - “shrimp” position
·         After - flat on bed
·         Mastectomy - elevate affected extremity
·         Myelogram
·         Water-Based Dye - semi-Fowler’s
·         Oil-based Dye - flat on bed
·         Air Dye - Trendelenburg
·         Paracentesis - flat on bed or sitting
·         Pelvic Exam - lithotomy
·         Post Peritonitis - high Fowler’s
·         Pneumonectomy - lie on AFFECTED side
·         Postural Drainage - AFFECTED side up
·         Pulmonary Edema - upright
·         Pyloric Stenosis - RIGHT side-lying after meals
·         Radium Implant - flat on bed
·         Rectal Exam - knee-chest, Sims’, or dorsal recumbent
·         Renal Failure - high biologic value proteins
·         Retinal Detachment - affected side down
·         Seizure - side-lying
·         Shock - modified Trendelenburg
·         Thyroidectomy - semi-Fowler’s
·         Thrombophlebitis - elevate affected extremity
·         Thoracentesis
o   During - sitting on the side of the bed and leaning over the table
o   After - affected side up
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