(b) Positioning aids as indicated.
Wash your hands.
(3) Approach and identify the patient (checking the ID band) and explain the
procedure (in simple terms and pointing out benefits).
Provide for privacy throughout the procedure.
Be sure the patient is in a supine position with his head near the top of
Elevate the head of the bed.
(a) Elevate 60 to 90 degrees for the Fowler's position.
Figure 4-5. Fowler's position.
(b) Elevate 45 to 60 degrees for the semi-Fowler's position.
Figure 4-6. Semi-Fowler's position.