Risks

4 Positioning injuries from lacking or inadequate padding (particularly for the face and genitals) 4 Burns from lacking moisture protection for the neutral electrode

D Fig. 21.7. Prone position with arms positioned under the body

Fig. 21.8. Padding for the legs and thorax

D Fig. 21.9. Padding for the face to prevent positioning injuries

D Fig. 21.7. Prone position with arms positioned under the body

Fig. 21.8. Padding for the legs and thorax

D Fig. 21.9. Padding for the face to prevent positioning injuries

Fig. 21.10. Prone position, fixed with a belt

O Figs. 21.11-21.16. Indications

Congenital deformities to the oesophagus (e.g. oesophagus atresia, oesophagus duplications), open and minimally invasive procedures to the lungs (e.g. sequestra, bronchiectasis, tumours).

Lateral position on the healthy side, position on the left-hand side for oesophagus atresia

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