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Flashcards in Mod D Tech 4&5 Patient Postions mulitpostion cots Deck (10):
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The recovery position is used for

 

Used for:

•Unconscious patient

•Postural drainage

 

•No c spine injury

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Semi – Recumbent

Used for

•Respiratory

•Heart

Most comfy

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Elevated Legs

Used to

•Assist control of

  moderate

  bleeding

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4

Fowler Position

Used for

•Peritonitis

•Appendicitis

•Abdominal injuries

  or pain

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Recumbent Position

Used for

•Complete rest

Spinal injurie

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Upright Position

Used for

•Respiratory Illness

•Lung or heart disease

•Breathing difficulties

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Trendelenburg

Used for

•Massive blood loss

•Patients in shock

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Inclined to Left / Right

Used for

•Pleurisy

•Pneumonia

•Chest injury

•Allow good

Lung to work

to full extent

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Prone

•When should this be used?

•Advantages?

Disadvantages

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Patient Positioning

•In any given circumstance, the conscious patient will normally have assumed a position that is comfortable for them

•We should only be changing that position if there is a clinical benefit to doing so