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Cardiopulmonary 105

Body Positioning


  • Explain how gravity influences normal physiological function
  • Describe physiological effects of various body positions
  • List 5 indications for body positioning to optimize oxygen transport
  • List 10 indications for frequent changing of body positions
  • Describe the physiological effects of various body positions including supine, side-lying, prone and head down position
  • Differentiate prescriptive from routine body positioning
  • Outline the principles of monitoring oxygen transport variables before, during and after positioning a patient

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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