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