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Patient Positioning

Medical Assisting > COMING SOON
MA - Coming Soon
This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role in assisting the physician with patient positioning.

Medical assistants will assist the physician by placing patients in various positions to ensure the examination will be at the comfort of the patient, while also allowing the best access for the physician. In this module, students will learn proper body mechanics in patient positioning and identify the basic principles in gowning, positioning, and draping a patient for an examination.


You'll learn 

  • how to prepare for a patient examination
  • how to identify common patient positions
  • the steps for how to apply proper body mechanics in patient positioning
  • techniques for patient communication
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)

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