side-lying position

side-lying position

A lateral recumbent position in which the individual rests on the right or left side, usually with the knees slightly flexed. This position may be used in persons with mild forms of sleep apnea, in some patients with dysphagia, and in patients predisposed to sacral decubitus ulcers, among other conditions.
References in periodicals archive ?
Recovery position: If the person is unresponsive and breathing normally, without any suspected spine, hip or pelvis injury, turn the victim to a lateral side-lying position.
Side-lying position to work the neck is probably the least utilized position, but it can offer many advantages for deep work.
In effect the side-lying position described earlier is making use of reflex inhibiting patterns.
Stretching hip flexors: Start in a side-lying position.
This component of the side-lying position is especially important as it may offer relief to those with anterior shoulder pain.
Pregnancy massage is done in the side-lying position.
Massage can also be performed by using the side-lying position.
Higher-risk patients, such as those with fetal heart rate changes should avoid this position; in those cases, a side-lying position will improve heart rate patterns and Apgar scores.
2] may be significantly reduced in the left lateral side-lying position in mechanically ventilated postoperative patients.
hi the short term, you might experiment with various positioning maneuvers such as placing your daughter in a side-lying position with rolled-up towels behind her back or gently bending one leg forward from the hip.
Use the Thirty Degree Rule: 30 degree side-lying position and no more than 30 degree head of bed elevation to prevent shearing forces unless medically contraindicated.
Side-Lying Position -- Learning to nurse your baby lying down is invaluable.