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Flashcards in Definitions I Deck (10):
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Alignment (posture)

How the head, trunk, arms, and legs are aligned with one another when back is straight. A of ABC's of body mechanics

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Base of Support

Foundation that supports an object (feet in humans). B in ABC's of body mechanics

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Body mechanics

Efficient and safe use of the body by coordination of posture, balance, and movement

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Center of Gravity

Point where most weight of object is concentrated. C of ABC's of body mechanics

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Fowler's Position

Reclined sitting position with HOB at 45-60 degrees

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High Fowler's position

Higher reclined sitting position with HOB at 60-90 degrees

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Lateral position

Positioned on left or right side

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Prone position

Positioned on abdomen

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Sims position

Positioned in left side lying position (like a frozen runner position). Used for delivering enemas

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Supine position

Positioned on back