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Peds Positioning 2

Peds Postioning/Handling Ch.13

Positioning: Prone Facilitates hand strength and neck/trunk extension.
Positioning: Prone Infants bear weight on hands and therefore develop hand arches.
Positioning: Prone Keep neck extension below a 45° angle to prevent head movement from triggering hyperextension through the body.
Positioning: Prone A child w/contractures in hip flexor muscles may require pillows under this body area for comfort.
Positioning: Prone (Advantages) Enables child to practice (I) head control
Positioning: Prone (Advantages) Provides child w/opportunities to stretch hip/knee flexor muscles
Positioning: Prone (Advantages) Leads to higher-level motor skills such as elbow propping, crawling, reaching
Positioning: Prone (Disadvantages) Children who are unable to (I) turn their heads may have trouble breathing
Positioning: Prone (Disadvantages) Children who are unable to lift their heads or prop their bodies on their arms may have difficulty learning to reach, push up, or use vision properly.
Positioning: Side Lying External support required to maintain alignment.
Positioning: Side Lying Good position for children whose muscle tone becomes to high or low in the prone/supine positions.
Positioning: Side Lying Hands remain free to reach for/manipulate objects without having to resist the pull of gravity.
Positioning: Side Lying (Advantages) Best position to minimize excessive muscle tone; neutral position
Positioning: Side Lying (Advantages) Easiest position in which to align, arms, hands, head in midline, with gravity eliminated
Positioning: Side Lying (Advantages) Little use of ATNR
Positioning: Side Lying (Advantages) Good for (I) play/development of eye-hand coordination
Positioning: Side Lying (Disadvantages) Severely affected children are difficult to maintain in this position without the proper equipment
Positioning: Side Lying (Disadvantages) This position requires careful positioning of the head to maintain correct alignment of the cervical spine
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