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Body Positions

Ch. 3 - Need for class?

Fowler position semi-sitting position with slight elevation of the knees
lithotomy position lying on back with legs raised and feet in stirrups
orthopnea position sitting erect in a chair or sitting upright in a bed supported by pillows behind the head and chest
prone position lying on abdomen facing downward (may be turned to one side)
recumbent position lying down in any position
sims position lying on left side with right knee drawn up and with left arm drawn behind parallel to the back
supine lying on back, facing upward
trendelenburg position lying on back with body tilted so that the head is lower than the feet
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