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Positioning of Long-Term Care Patients: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: September 3, 2019
Project Number: RB1388-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of residents resting in a reclined positioning chair versus laying in a bed?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding positioning of long term care immobile patients during rest time?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the of resting in a reclined position chair versus laying in bed of long-term care immobile patients during rest time. Additionally, no evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the positioning of long-term care immobile patients during rest time.