(7) Raise the knee gatch (knee rest) of the bed approximately 15 degrees
Use a footboard to maintain the feet at right angles to the legs.
Use pillows for support as needed.
(a) Behind the shoulders and head to prevent flexion and
hyperextension of the neck.
(b) Behind the lower back to prevent posterior convexity of the lumbar
Under the thighs to prevent hyperextension of the knees.
(10) Place the patient in good body alignment.
(a) Head, neck, and back are straight.
(b) The weight of the body is supported where the hips are flexed in
the sitting position.
Feet are straight.
(d) Toes are pointing up.
(11) Provide for the patient's comfort and safety.
(a) Replace bedding neatly.
(b) Raise and secure the side rails.
Place the call light within reach.
(d) Position the bedside stand or overbed table so that the patient will
be within easy reach of drinking water and personal items.
(e) Leave the bed in a low position.
(12) Report significant nursing observations to the charge nurse.
c. Prone Position (see figure 4-1).
Collect the equipment.