# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Respiratory Therapy II Task 1423769732

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Differentiate among various patient positions.


Differentiation should include
  • supine
  • prone
  • Fowler’s
  • semi-Fowler’s
  • high Fowler’s
  • Trendelenberg
  • reverse Trendelenberg
  • recumbent Trendelenberg
  • left/right lateral
  • tripod.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the benefit of the prone position in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?
  • How would you encourage a reluctant patient to change their body position?
  • What are some of the possible complications of placing a patient in the Tredelenberg position?
  • What is the best patient position for treating dsypnea?
  • What is the best patient position to help prevent SIDS in infants?

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core


Demonstrate the principles of body mechanics for positioning, transferring and transporting of patients/clients, and perform them without injury to the patient/client or self.

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