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Body Positioning Basics


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Select eight (8) purposes of body positioning.
  2. Identify three (3) basic body positions.
  3. Choose two (2) safety considerations associated with positioning.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about body  positioning by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.


Kim Hipkiss, RN, BSN

Kim Hipkiss, RN, BSN is a Registered Nurse with thirty-seven years combined experience.  She worked as a rehabilitation nurse and in management while also providing staff education as a preceptor for new nurses and as a skills trainer for new nurse aides.  Kim assisted in developing policies and
procedures for East Carolina University Medical Center in Greenville, NC and served on the Nursing Leadership committee analyzing industry trends and solutions.  In her home health experience, she worked as a field nurse providing care to a diverse population and as a Patient Care Manager supervising the healthcare team. Promoting competent and compassionate patient care in the clinical setting and student mastery of concepts and skills, Kim worked as an educator and nurse aide
instructor for 26 years.

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Body Positioning Basics

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