Hazards of Positioning and Pressure Areas

The patient positioned for surgery is vulnerable to extraneous harm. Knowledge of the common injuries and understanding of the causes of harm enables the anaesthetist to minimize the risks.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Define the problem and how it may impact on patients and their care
  3. Identify how vulnerable structures may become injured
  4. Describe the means to prevent injury
  5. Produce a plan to care for the patient with a suspected injury
  6. Explain the medico-legal issues involved with patient injury

Course provided in association with


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