Nursing Exam 1

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Nursing Exam 1
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2011-01-27 22:10:56
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  1. Sitting Position
    Client should sit upright on the side of an examination table
  2. Supine Position
    Client should lie down with the legs together on the exam table. A small pillow may be placed under the head to promote comfort. If the client has trouble breathing, the head of the bed may need to be raised.
  3. Dorsal Recumbent Position
    The client lies down on the exam table with the knees bent, the legs separated, and the feet flat on the table.
  4. Lateral Recumbent Position
    The posture assumed by the patient lying on the left side with the right thigh and knee drawn up
  5. SIMS' Position
    The client lies on his/her right or left side with the lower arm placed behind the body and the upper arm flexed at the shoulder and elbow. The lower leg is slightly flexed at the knee while the upper leg is flexed at a sharper angle and puller forward.
  6. Standing Position
    The client should stand normal, comfortable resting posture.
  7. Prone Position
    The client lies down on his o her abdomen with the head to the side.
  8. Knee-Chest Position
    The client kneels on the exam table with the weight of the body supported by the chest and knees. A 90-degree angle should exist between the body and the hips. The arms are placed above the head, with the head turned to one side. A pillow may be provided for comfort.
  9. Lithotomy Position
    The client lies on his/her back with hips at the edge of the exam table and the feet supported by stirrups

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