Terms of position
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The patient is standing erect with arms down at the sides and palms facing you.
The patient is lying face up on his or her back.
The patient is lying face down on his or her stomach
The patient is lying on the left or right side. Also known as the recovery position.
The patient is supine with the feet raised. Also known as the shock position.
The patient is supine in a seated position. High is 90°, Standard is 45° to 60°, Semi is 30° to 45° and Low is 15° to 30°
Closer to point of reference
Further away from point of reference
Toward the midline of the body
Refers to the right or left of the body
Closer to the head
Closer to the feet
Toward the front of the body-A
Toward the back of the body-P
Toward the front of the body-V
Toward the back of the body-D
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