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clinical 2.

chapter 39

Anatomical position pt is erect, arms are at sides, palms forward.
used for visual inspection Anatomical position
Horizontal Recumbent/Subine position pt is lying flat on back
name position that is used to examination of the breast and abd organs Horizontal Recumbent/Subine position
definition of "lying on back" recumbent
Dorsal Recumbent position pt is lying on back with knees bent, allows abd muscles to relax
can be used for digital examination of rectum or vagina Dorsal Recumbent position
Prone position pt lying flat on abdomen
position used to examine spine Prone position
Sims position pt on left side, left arm behind body, right leg is bent over left.
position used for colonoscopy, enemas, and treatment of rectal area. Sims position
knee chest position pt is resting on forearms and buttocks is elevated upward with back straight.
position used for sigmoidoscopy knee chest position
flowers position pt is on table with upper portion elevated 90 degrees
position used for pts with cardiac and respiratory conditions flowers position
semi-flowers upper portion elevated 45 degrees
lithotomy pt is on back, buttocks at the edge of table, feet are placed on stirrups
position used at OB/GYN, specular insertion, female catherization lithotomy position
trendelenberg or shock position pt is supine and then the table is position to elevate the feet above the head.
position use for low B/P, synscope, and testing for faulty valves trendelenberg or shock position
kraske/Jack knife position pt is in semi-sitting position with shoulders elevated and thighs flexed at right angles.
position that uses power table and it is used for exam of male urethra and treatment of hemorroids kraske/Jack knife position
gait belt is used for pts that are lifted out of wheel chair.
if pt is anxious..... explain the procedure
NPO means.... nothing by mouth
FBS means.... fasting blood sugar
Created by: bpstears