# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Assisting Careers Task 133354676

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Position patient/client.

Definition

Positioning should include turning patient and following guidelines and patient/client care plan for
  • maintaining proper body alignment of patient/client
  • positioning patient/client (e.g., supine, Fowlers, Semi-Fowlers, lateral, Sims', prone, logrolling).
For students taking the nurse aide credential at the end of the course, follow the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations:
Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing
www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/leg/CNA_02272014.doc

Process/Skill Questions

  • What safety precautions should the health assistant take when turning and positioning a patient/client?
  • How would you describe the terms supine, Fowlers, Semi-Fowlers, lateral, Sims', prone, and logrolling?
  • What assistive devices can be used when turning and positioning a patient/client?

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