Nursing Procedures - Trendelenburg Position

Nursing Procedures - Trendelenburg Position

Definition:
This position puts the patient in bed with the head lower than the feet.
In the Trendelenburg position the body is laid flat on the back (supine position) with the feet higher than the head by 15-30 degrees, in contrast to the reverse Trendelenburg position, where the body is tilted in the opposite direction.
This is a standard position used in abdominal and gynecological surgery. It allows better access to the pelvic organs as gravity pulls the intestines away from the pelvis. It was named after the German surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg. It is not recommended for the treatment of hypovolemic shock.

Purpose:
Facilitate the circulation of blood to the brain.

Tools and Materials:
  • Pillow
  • The beds are special (bad functional)
  • Girders foot bed (optional)
Steps:
  • Explain the procedure to be performed.
  • Wash your hands.
  • The patient is lying down.
  • Place a pillow between the head and the tip of the patient's bed.
  • Place a pillow under the knee crease.
  • Place girders at the foot of the bed Or set up a special bed by elevating the patient's leg.
  • Wash your hands.

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