Nursing Care Related with Surgical Position


  • Ángela María Salazar Maya
  • Sandra Patrícia Osorio Galeano



surgical procedures, operative, patient positioning, nursing care


The patient’s correct position is necessary to conduct a safe and effective surgical procedure. This position depends on the access route, duration of the procedure, kind of anesthesia, devices to use, among other factors. This procedure requires planning and effort by the surgical team where they share responsibility to establish and maintain the correct positions for patients. Each surgical position fulfills an objective and implies risks to patients, which is why nursing professionals must be very attentive to provide the necessary care and ensure reliable practices in each position during the perioperative, the importance of the documentation, and the NANDA, NIC, and NOC taxonomy to consider.

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2023-03-14 — Updated on 2023-09-20


How to Cite

Salazar Maya, Ángela M., & Osorio Galeano, S. P. (2023). Nursing Care Related with Surgical Position. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 41(1). (Original work published March 14, 2023)




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