Positioning the Patient: Patient is positioned in supine with table tilted so head is lower than the feet, typically between 15° and 30°. Head is neutral and aligned with spine. Arms, elbows, and hands are tucked or secured along patient’s sides with palms facing in or extended on armboards with palms up. Knees are flexed slightly over lower part of table with legs straight or in stirrups if required.
Pressure Concerns: Occiput, scapulae, brachial plexus, thoracic vertebrae, olecranon processes, lumbar, sacrum, coccyx, ischial tuberosities, popliteal area, calcanei
Common Surgical Procedures: Gynecological, colorectal, genitourinary, central venous catheter placement