Positioning – an essential part of therapy and everyday care for a patient

Authors: Mgr. Jana Tomsová 1;  Mgr. Anna Zelená 2
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení rehabilitace LF UP a FN Olomouc 1;  Ústav fyzioterapie FZV UP Olomouc 2
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2014, 3, č. 3: 118-122


The issue of caring for an immobile patient relates not only to the immediate securing of vital functions. It represents a comprehensive approach with effort to allow the patient to return to full daily activities as soon as possible. To minimize the effects of immobilization, which has a negative impact on a wide range of physical systems are, used, inter alia positioning that has an immediate impact on respiratory function and muscle tone. For positioning of the patient it is necessary to respect the functional status of limbs and to use stable and unstable positions including vertical position. The aim of this paper is to offer the possibility of positioning with respect to the mentioned context.

positioning – pressure ulcer – patient – pneumonia


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