Positioning Patients

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Positioning Patients

Identify the different body positions and explain the purpose of regular, frequent repositioning.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a person is in  proper body alignment, an imaginary straight line can be drawn connecting the person's nose, breastbone, and pubic bone.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    Proper body alignment for a person who is lying on her side in bed is called?
    • A. 

      Supine

    • B. 

      Prone

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Fowler

    • E. 

      Sims

  • 3. 
    What is the best positon for the Pt. do be in when receiving enemas, and to relieve pressure on areas that may be prone to developing pressure ulcers, such as the coccyx.
    • A. 

      Fowlers

    • B. 

      Prone

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Sims

    • E. 

      Supine

  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of regular, frequent repositioning of a patient who is unable to reposition themselves.
  • 5. 
    Immobility can cause complications in almost every body system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Possible signs and symptoms of complications related to immobility that should be reported to the nurse immediately include?
    • A. 

      Hot, reddened, painful areas in the lower legs

    • B. 

      Tears, scrapes, or skin that looks burned

    • C. 

      Dry skin

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