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Positions

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Sitting Position aka High Fowler's Position
Supine Position
Dorsal Recumbent Position
Lithotomy Position
Trendelenburg's Position
Semi-Fowler's Position
Prone Position
Sims Position
Knee-Chest Position
Proctologic Position
Sitting Position aka High Fowler's Position
position used for posture, vitals, checking spine and reflexes
Semi-Fowler's Position
position used to check stomach, heart and legs
Supine Position
position used to check extremities like stomach
Dorsal Recumbent Position
first of the two positions recommended for DRE
Lithotomy Position
in this position make sure hips are on very edge of exam table, used for gynecological purposes such as pap smear
Sims Position
second recommended position for DRE
Prone Position
position used to check spine alignment, shoulders, neck and legs
Knee-Chest Position
position used mainly for just spine alignment
Trendelenburg's Position
position used for patients that have orthostatic hypotension, trauma or syncope
Proctologic Position
position mainly used in proctocologists office used to examine colon, rectum and lower intestines