bed positions.txt

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  1. Low or Semi Fowler's angle
    15-45
  2. Fowler�s angle
    45-60
  3. High Fowler's angle
    60-90
  4. Low or Semi Fowler's padding
    • Pillow: head, neck, upper back
    • Pillow under forearms
    • Lumbar
    • Pillow under lower leg
    • Pad under thighs to flex knees
    • Foot Board
  5. Fowler's & high Fowler's padding
    • Pillow: head, neck, upper back
    • Pillow under forearms
    • Lumbar
    • Trochanter roll
    • Pad under thighs to flex knees
    • Pillow under lower legs
    • Foot Board
  6. Correct Application of Fowler's?
    People who have difficulty breathing and for some people with heart problems
  7. Correct Application of Orthopneic
    Client who have problems exhaling because they can press the lower part of their chest against the edge of the over bed table
  8. Correct Application of Dorsal Recumbent (Supine)
    Provide comfort and to facilitate healing following certain surgeries or anesthetics e.g. spinal
  9. Correct Application of Prone
    • Only position that allows full extension of the hip and knee joints. When used periodically it helps prevent flexion contractures of the knees and hips.
    • Promotes drainage of the mouth so it is good for unconscious patients as well as those recovering from mouth or throat surgery.
    • Significant lordosis is a problem.
    • Because neck is rotated to a significant degree, it is not good for clients with cervical or lumbar spine problems.
    • Some cardiac and respiratory patients find the position suffocating because it inhibits chest expansion.
  10. Correct Application of Lateral
    Helps relieve pressure on the sacrum and heels of patients who spend much of the day sitting or in Fowler's or dorsal recumbent.
  11. Correct Application of Sim's
    • Promotes drainage of the mouth so it is good for unconscious patients as well as those recovering from mouth or throat surgery.
    • Good for paralyzed clients because it reduce pressure over the sacrum and greater trochanter.
    • Good for those getting enemas or exam/treatments of the perennial area.
  12. Dorsal Recumbent padding
    • Pillow under head and shoulders for good alignment
    • Lumbar
    • Trochanter rolls (optional)
    • Pad under thighs to flex knees
    • Pillow under lower legs
    • Foot Board
  13. Lateral Position Padding
    • Pillow: head, neck
    • Pillow under upper arm for alignment
    • Pillow under forward (top) leg and thigh for alignment
  14. Prone Padding
    • Small pillow under head unless contraindication in favor or mucous drainage from mouth
    • Small pillow under abdomen just below diaphragm to minimize lordosis and relieve pressure on women�s breasts or men's genitals
    • Feet over edge of mattress or pillow so that toes do not touch bed for foot drop.
  15. Sim's Padding
    • Small pillow under head unless contraindication in favor or mucous drainage from mouth
    • Pillow under upper arm to prevent internal rotation
    • Pillow under upper leg to support alignment
    • Sandbag feet in dorsiflexion
  16. Lateral Pressure Ulcer Risk Areas
    • Pressure Ulcer Risk Areas
    • Parietal and Temporal
    • Ear
    • Acromial Process (shoulder)
    • Ilium
    • Greater Trochanter
    • Medial and Lateral Condyles (knee)
    • Malleolus, medial and lateral (ankles)
  17. Prone Pressure Ulcer Risk Areas
    • Pressure Ulcer Risk Areas
    • Zygomatic bone (cheek and ear) Occipital
    • Acromial Process (shoulder)
    • Women's breast
    • Men's genitalia
    • Patellas (Knees)
    • Phalanges (toes)
  18. Fowler's Pressure Ulcer Risk Areas
    • Pressure Ulcer Risk Areas
    • Vertebrae
    • Sacrum
    • Pelvis
    • Calcaneus (heels)

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