semi-Fowler's position

semi-Fowler's position

[-fou′lərz]
Etymology: L, semi, half; George R. Fowler, American surgeon, 1848-1906
placement of a patient in an inclined position, with the upper half of the body raised by elevating the head of the bed approximately 30 to 45 degrees.
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The gold standard for diagnosing pneumothorax is an anteroposterior chest radiograph while the patient assumes a Fowler's or semi-Fowler's position.
Transportation of the MOP often compromises the patient's condition because of lack of available working space, inability to place the patient in a semi-Fowler's position, to gain venous access or to ventilate the patient manually with bag/valve/mask (BVM).
The patient must therefore be placed in the semi-Fowler's position, a feat that may tax the weight limitations of non-bariatric beds or stretchers.

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