# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 2006338419

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Place patient in prescribed position.


Placement of patient in prescribed position should include
  • adjusting the examination table
  • assisting the patient as needed
  • providing pillows/supportive devices
  • selecting and placing pillows for comfort, safety, and optimal body alignment.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are commonly prescribed positions for patients?
  • What are the procedures for placing patients in commonly prescribed positions?
  • What are procedures for positioning patients with special needs?
  • What criteria are used to determine which position to use for a given procedure?
  • Besides pillows, what supportive devices are commonly used in the examination room?
  • Why is the placement of pillows/supportive devices important?
  • How should pillows/supportive devices be placed for optimum patient comfort, safety, and alignment?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by

  1. exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
  2. obeying the law and paying taxes;
  3. serving as a juror;
  4. participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
  5. performing public service;
  6. keeping informed about current issues;
  7. respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
  8. practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
  9. demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
  10. practicing patriotism.

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