semirecumbent

semirecumbent

[-rikum′bənt]
in a reclining position.

sem·i·re·cum·bent

(sem'ē-rē-kŭm'bĕnt)
Partly reclining; referring to an inclined patient position, with the head of the bed elevated 45 degrees.
Synonym(s): Fowler position, semisupine position.

semirecumbent

(sĕm″ē-rē-kŭm′bĕnt) [″ + recumbere, to lie down]
Reclining, but not fully recumbent.
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The patient was immediately commenced on oxygen therapy and transferred to the obstetric critical care unit (OCCU) in a semirecumbent, left lateral position.
Distribution of pneumothorax in the supine and semirecumbent critically ill adult.
The cough stress test is usually done with the patient in the supine or semirecumbent lithotomy position.
During the MVC maneuvers, subjects rested in the semirecumbent position (hip extension at 150[degrees]) on a custom-made gurney while keeping the arms folded across the chest and the legs dangling at the gurney's edge (knee angle flexed at 90[degrees]) [18-19].
1999), a comparison of semirecumbent (intervention group) versus supine (control or usual care group) body position for prevention of clinically suspected nosocomial pneumonia (primary outcome) in ventilated intensive care unit patients.
Semirecumbent position protects from pulmonary aspiration but not completely from gastroesophageal reflux in mechanically ventilated patients.
6) A randomised trial evaluating the effect of semirecumbent positioning on the risk of developing VAP demonstrated a threefold increase in patients treated in the supine position as opposed to those who were semirecumbent.
Prompting Semirecumbent Positioning of Mechanically Ventilated Patients via a Nursing Clinical Decision Support System"
Patient positioning in a semirecumbent position (30-45 degrees), particularly during enteral feedings, reduces the risk of aspiration.
At baseline, venous blood was collected from all participants after an overnight fast (14 h) in a semirecumbent position for all biochemical measurements.
Report on "A Randomized Trial of Birthing Stool or Conventional Semirecumbent Position for Second-Stage Labor" by Ulla Waldenstrom and Karin Gottvall