Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Prevention of Complications Related to Patient Prone Positioning during Spinal Neurosurgical Care: A Nursing Point of View

Alessandro Landi2*, Evelina Corradetti1, Cristina Mancarella2 and Roberto Delfini2
1West Operating Block – Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
2Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Neurosurgery–University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Corresponding author : Alessandro Landi
Department of Neurology and Phsychiatry, Division of Neurosurgery – University of Rome Sapienza, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00189 Rome, Italy
Tel: +390649979105
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 05, 2012 Accepted: February 22, 2013 Published: February 25, 2013
Citation: Landi A, Corradetti E, Mancarella C, Delfini R (2013) Prevention of Complications Related to Patient Prone Positioning during Spinal Neurosurgical Care: A Nursing Point of View. J Spine Neurosurg 2:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000109

Abstract

Prevention of Complications Related to Patient Prone Positioning during Spinal Neurosurgical Care: A Nursing Point of View

Patient positioning on the operating table is an important moment of perioperative nursing care. It is a procedure routinely performed and is often underestimated. The importance of this procedure should never be underestimated because several factors as immobility, time of surgery and synergistic effect of mechanical pressure and anesthesia, con cause tissue damage.

Keywords: Prone positioning; Spine surgery; Complications; Intraoperative nursing

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