- 0Apr 12, '13 by AmagooJust wondering if follow nurses do a free hand pt positioning in the emr charting and at the end of the positioning note final position okay per dr ............
- 0Apr 14, '13 by Rose_Queen, MSN, RN GuideNot freehand. We have dropdown boxes for position (lateral, supine, prone), arm position (tucked, armboard, arm sling for lateral), leg position (lateral, prone, supine, frogged), and positioning aides (axillary roll, head support, knee support, etc.). We also have defaults that these can be pre filled for us, just need to check that everything is correct. Part of our timeout includes checking the position with the surgeon and is documented as such.
- 0Apr 14, '13 by canesdukegirl, BSN GuideFor a minute, I thought you were asking how to document "free arm" positioning, as in draping for an axillary node dissection.
You should always document that positioning was approved by both the anesthesia team and the surgical team. If you don't have a drop down box that states both of these, you should write it in your nursing notes.