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Base of support

The area on which an object rests

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Body alignment

The way the head, trunk, arms, and legs are aligned with one another; posture

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Body mechanics

Using the body and inefficient and careful way

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Dorsal recumbent position

The back-lying or supine position

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Ergonomics

The science of designing a job to fit the worker

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Fowlers position

A semi – sitting position; the head of the bed is raise between 45 and 60°

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Lateral position

The person lies on one side or the other; side – lying position

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Posture

See body alignment

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Prone position

Lying on the abdomen with the head turned to one side

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Semi – prone side position

See Sims position

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Sims' position

A left side – lying position in which the upper leg (right leg) is sharply flexed so it is not on the lower leg (left leg) in the lower arm (left arm is) behind the person; semi – prone side position

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Supine position

The back – lying or dorsal recumbent position