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What do you understand by prone in Pediatrics?

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Asked by OSUOT, Last updated: Sep 30, 2020

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Carice Snow

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Answered Jan 03, 2019

There are some people who may argue that prone positioning in pediatrics is not good. There are some infants who experience sudden death syndrome because of this position. Yet, there are times when this position can be good especially for infants who are suffering from critical medical conditions.

There are some critically-ill infants who are saved with the help of this particular position. The supine position is another position used for infants who have just repaired an abdominal effect. Another position, the side-lying position may be used for infants who are a bit agitated due to various reasons.

The pediatrician should be aware of these different positions so that the right position can be done depending on the infant’s situation.

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Answered Sep 04, 2018

Infant with contractures

A is the correct answer. Prone positioning allows gravity and body weight to be used for a gentle sustained stretch. Supine would be best for an infant with newly repaired abdominal defect, and side-lying would be best for agitated infant and to promote midline orientation. Source: Occupational Therapy for Children
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