When a patient lies in bed for long periods of time, his muscles tend to become
atonic and _____________________.
When positioning a patient, obtain assistance to move a heavy or
Unless being turned or a particular position is contraindicated, a patient should be
rotated through which four positions?
What should be done to prevent pressure and strain if a patient has a spinal injury
and cannot be turned?
If you must turn a patient with a spinal injury, which method should you use?
Proper body alignment of a patient who must lie on his back for a long period of
time gives ____________________and _____________________organs room to