Positioning the Patient: Patient is positioned on their back with head elevated to align with the spine. Arms are tucked or secured at patient’s sides with palms facing in or extended on armboards with palms up. Knees are flexed slightly, hips are parallel, legs are straight, and ankles are uncrossed.
Pressure Concerns: Occiput, scapulae, thoracic vertebrae, olecranon processes, sacrum, coccyx, ischial tuberosities, popliteal area, calcaneum
Common Surgical Procedures: Head, neck, abdominal, extremities, and most minimally invasive surgeries