Shown below are the different ways of positioning a patient and their laying positions.

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 position, bed is flat.

Chair Position: Sitting in a chair, feet touching floor and back touching back of seat.

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