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Quiz about Body Positions
Quiz about Body Positions

Body Positions Trivia Quiz


There are many positions in which patients are placed on the examining table to make treatment or examination easier. This quiz is on the 10 most common.

A multiple-choice quiz by Morrigan716. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Morrigan716
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
57,911
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
7569
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Question 1 of 10
1. In this position, the patient is lying on their back, with knees straight and arms at the sides. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Patient lying on stomach, with knees straight, forearms may be under the head. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Patient lying on back, with knees bent and feet flat on the examination table; arms are at sides. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Patient lying on back, with knees bent, thighs apart, and feet resting in stirrups. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The patient's head, chest, and knees are flat against the examining table; knees are bent and weight is resting mainly on the knees and chest. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Patient lies on left side, with left arm behind the back; left knee is slightly bent, and right knee is flexed sharply. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The patient lies on back, with knees straight and arms at sides, then with the head lower than the trunk and the knees straight. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The patient lies on back and arms at sides, with head lower than the trunk, knees are bent, and the feet are below the level of the knees. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The patient sits on the examining table, with knees bent; feet are often supported on a footrest. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The patient is sitting, with legs extended and the trunk at a 90-degree angle; the back is supported by the examining table. Sometimes the knees are elevated. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In this position, the patient is lying on their back, with knees straight and arms at the sides.

Answer: Supine

The supine position is used for exams of the anterior body surfaces, breast exams, x-rays, and some surgical procedures.
2. Patient lying on stomach, with knees straight, forearms may be under the head.

Answer: Prone

This position is used for examination of the posterior of the body surfaces and for some operations.
3. Patient lying on back, with knees bent and feet flat on the examination table; arms are at sides.

Answer: Dorsal Recumbent

The dorsal recumbent position is used for exam of the abdomen, occasionally for vaginal or rectal exams, and for some surgical procedures.
4. Patient lying on back, with knees bent, thighs apart, and feet resting in stirrups.

Answer: Lithotomy

This position is used for pelvic exams in females, rectal exams, some operations, and sometimes in childbirth.
5. The patient's head, chest, and knees are flat against the examining table; knees are bent and weight is resting mainly on the knees and chest.

Answer: Knee-chest Position

Used for rectal exams, artificial insemination, and some surgical procedures. In some cases, the exam table may be contoured to aid positioning and to support the patient.
6. Patient lies on left side, with left arm behind the back; left knee is slightly bent, and right knee is flexed sharply.

Answer: Sims' Position

Also known as the left lateral position, it may be used for administering rectal suppositories and enemas and for certain exams and surgical procedures.
7. The patient lies on back, with knees straight and arms at sides, then with the head lower than the trunk and the knees straight.

Answer: Trendelenburg Position

This position may be used to prevent and treat shock, for radiologic exams and procedures, and for some types of surgery.
8. The patient lies on back and arms at sides, with head lower than the trunk, knees are bent, and the feet are below the level of the knees.

Answer: Modified Trendelenburg Position

Used to prevent and treat shock in trauma patients, for radiologic exams, or during some operations.
9. The patient sits on the examining table, with knees bent; feet are often supported on a footrest.

Answer: Sitting

The sitting position is used for auscultation of the heart and lungs; for taking blood pressure, for HEENT exams, and for portions of a neurological examination.
10. The patient is sitting, with legs extended and the trunk at a 90-degree angle; the back is supported by the examining table. Sometimes the knees are elevated.

Answer: Fowler's Position

Fowler's position (there are variations; the one described in the question is High Fowler's) is used for examination of the heart and lungs, to promote respiration in patients who have shortness of breath, and for examination of the feet and lower legs.
Source: Author Morrigan716

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