Positioning A Patient: Laying Positions
Shown below are the different ways of positioning a patient and their laying positions.
Fowlers– Semi sitting, head of bed is 45-60 degrees, good for people with heart and respiratory disorders.
Supine-Back lying. Bed is flat.
Prone-Lies on abdomen with head turned to one side, bed is flat.
Lateral-Lies on one side or the other, bed is flat.
Sim’s-Left lying postion, bed is flat.
Chair Position-Sitting in a chair, feet touching floor and back touching back of seat.