Positioning critically ill patients in hospital
Howard Griffiths Clinical practice tutor, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea
David Gallimore Nurse tutor, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea
Although moving and handling is an important aspect of nurse training, the emphasis is often more on the health and safety of the nurse than on the importance of the correct therapeutic positioning of patients. This article outlines optimum patient positioning in different critical care settings and for different medical conditions.
Nursing Standard. 19, 42,56-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.06.19.42.56.c3902
Published in print: 29 June 2005Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review