"Patient's arms should not be tucked at their side when in the supine position."

Excerpt 2010 Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.

Positioning the Patient.  Patient Care pages 335-336   AORN 

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Relevant Clinical Papers and Industry Articles

Complications of the Trendelenburg Position

This article by Dr. L. Hewer describes safely using the concavities of the body to restrain the patient from sliding in up to 50 degrees of Trendelenburg. 

Positioning and the Surgical Robot
How to deal with the special requirements of the surgical robotics experience.

Preventing Patient Sliding In Steep Trendelenburg
This evidence-based nursing practice research poster, created by the University of Michigan Medical Center was presented at the 2016 OR Managers Conference.

Positioning and the Surgical Robot
How to deal with the special requirements of the surgical robotics experience.

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Robotics in practice:
New angles on safer positioning

Ghomi, A MD: 

Contemporary OB/GYN Publish date: OCT 01, 2012

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Patient Positioning for Robotic Surgery
An Insider's Perspective