prone pressure method

[ prohn-presh-er meth-uhd ]

  1. a method of artificial respiration in which the patient is placed face downward, pressure then being rhythmically applied with the hands to the lower part of the thorax.: Compare proning.

Origin of prone pressure method

First recorded in 1905–10
  • Also called Schafer method, Schaf·er's meth·od [shey-ferz meth-uhd] /ˈʃeɪ fɛrz ˌmɛθ əd/ . Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023