Positioning

4 Standard operating table position 1, position 2 or universal operating table

4 Anaesthetic preparation and induction in supine position with 2 adapted arm positioning devices 4 Transfer to the prepared operating table in the induction room 4 Position both tables next to each other, with the prepared table lowered 4 Place the patient in prone position on the padded cushion of the prepared operating table and take him into the theatre 4 Normal positioning of the operating table in the theatre 4 When positioning the patient, take appropriate measures to prevent decubitus at areas which are subjected to pressure 4 Position the head on the special head positioning cushion 4 Position both arms on the arm positioning devices 4 Apply the neutral electrode and connect to the HF surgery device 4 Connect the compressed air supply to the tourniquet 4 Arrange self-adhesive covers for preoperative skin disinfection 4 Position the operating lights 4 Patient warming system

Fig. 18.44. Prone position on universal operating table 1150.30 with arms positioned in maximum 90° abduction
D Fig. 18.45. Use of the image intensifier in anteroposterior position. C-arm with coloured handles for better communication between surgeon and operator

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