lies supine with head of bed elevated to 45 degrees- used for procedures such as tube feeding or suctioning, open air ways.
lies supine with head of bed elevated to 90 degrees-promotes lung expansion/treat severe dyspnea.
Lies on back with head and shoulder elevated on pillow. Forearms may be placed on pillow or at side. -foot support prevents footdrop and maintains proper alignment.
Lies flat on abdomen with head to one side- promotes drainage from the mouth following throat or oral surgery.
Lying on side with hip and knee flexed- turned regularly to prevent pressure ulcer.
Side-Lying, upper arms and legs flexed- may promote oral drainage, Commonly used for enema administration
Supine; Head lower than feet- used during postural drainage, facilitates venous return.
Supine; Feet lower than head-promotes Gastric emptying and prevents esophageal reflux.