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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Place patient in prescribed position.

Definition

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

GOVT.16

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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