Non-self pronating patients

Non-self pronating patients

In case of emergency, family members can follow a five -step method to place patient in the prone position using a regular bed, flat sheet.

  1. Using a flat sheet, pull the patient to one side of the bed
  2. Place the flat sheet around the arm that will pull through (the side you are turning toward)
  3. A second flat sheet is placed on the bed and tucked under the patient. This sheet will pull through as you are turning the patient.
  4. Using the sheet, turn the patient over and position the patient prone. The arm and sheet will pull across the bed
  5. Pull and center the patient. Discard the sheet that was used to place the patient in the supine position. Straighten lines and tubes

Non-self pronating steps are for those patients who cannot do proning by themselves.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: May 11, 2021

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