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Depends on the position of the patient.
In general when the pt is sitting, you sit and when they are lying down supine, you stand. However, when they are lying down on their side, you sit.
It is all about comfortable eye contact.
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Default The urgency of the case

In addition to what Novobiocin mentioned; the urgency of the case also dictates sitting/standing.

If the patient is in the ER with extreme excruciating pain, you have to be standing and doing the job in urgent manner.

If the patient is comfortable and in Office setting, you can sit or stand whatever you deem appropriate for eye-contact.

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