Goals of Proper Positioning

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BEST WISHES TO ALL ORPs.
Regard,
ORPs Education Programme
Class Timing & Day: 08:30am & each Tuesday at Teaching Room in OT

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Goals of Proper Positioning

  1. 1. O P E R A T I N G R O O MW W W . F A C E B O O K . C O M / O R P S I N D U E D U C A T I O NPAGE # 01LETTER OF THANKS TO NICOLEThere are following aims of any proper positioning for sugary:1. To maintain patient’s airway and avoid constriction orpressure on the chest cavity2. To maintain circulation3. To prevent nerve damage4. To provide adequate exposure of the operative site5. To provide comfort and safety to the patientOR Personnel & Team must be aware of the anatomic andphysiologic changes associated with anesthesia, patientpositioning, and the procedure.The following criteria should be met to prevent injury frompressure, obstruction, or stretching: No interference with respiration No interference with circulation No pressure on peripheral nerves Minimal skin pressure Accessibility to operative site Accessibility for anesthetic administration No undue musculoskeletal discomfort Maintenance of individual requirementsBEST WISHES TO ALL ORPs.Regard,ORPs Education ProgrammeClass Timing & Day: 08:30am & each Tuesday at Teaching Room in OT
  2. 2. O P E R A T I N G R O O MW W W . F A C E B O O K . C O M / O R P S I N D U E D U C A T I O NPAGE # 02LETTER OF THANKS TO NICOLEThe team should assess the following prior to positioning of the patient:• Procedure length• Surgeon’s preference of position• Required position for procedure• Anesthesia to be administered• Patient’s privacy and medical needs• Basics of anatomy & physiology• Patient’s risk factors:age, weight, skin condition, mobility/limitations,pre-existingconditions, etc.Four basic surgicalpositions include: Supine Prone Lateral LithotomyVariations include: Trendelenburg Reversetrendelenburg Fowler’s Jackknife High lithotomy Low lithotomy(Regard,ORPs Education ProgrammeClass Timing & Day: 08:30am & each Tuesday atTeaching Room in OT)

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