When would you placed a patient in trendelenburg position?
when your patients blood pressure is low.
If you have an unconscious patient who does not have a possibility of spinal injury and who is breathing adequately what is the best position for transporting the patient?
Hi. I would transport the patient in the lateral position, making sure they are facing you should you need to suction their airway or perform other procedures. In regards to airway and breathing, it all depends on whether the patient is maintaining their own airway or not. A patient can quickly obstruct their airway with their tongue, or can slowly aspirate secretions or vomits down their trachea should they be left in the supine position.
Answer from a Catholic (Catholics in union with the Pope) The Catholic position is that if there is reasonable hope that resuscitation would preserve the patient's life, and that to do so would not represent an undue burden to the patient, then resuscitation would be part of the minimum standard of care. If the patient is not expected to recover from a fatal illness or injury, and has begun to enter the dying process, then…
You would tell the patient first that it doesn't and won't cause too much pain. Second, you tell the patient the definition, which is 'located or placed just beneath the skin'. By telling the patient it doesn't hurt, the patient won't freak out about anything, and because it is just beneath the skin, it's about as deep as a normal cut.
The supine position which has the patient lying flat on their back, the body's most natural position, is normally used for head to toe exams, as in a complete physical exam or any anterior examinations. Some contraindications may include * Lumbar pain, where this position would be to uncomfortable for the patient. * Nerve damage * Respiratory or cardiovascular problems Very informative site below http://www.pitt.edu/~position/Supine/supine-basic.htm