Fundamentals Question #48

Question

After receiving hand-off communication the nurse finds a client supine with the head of the bed elevated to 90 degrees. What position is this client in?

Answers

  1. High Fowler
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  2. Semi-Fowler
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  3. Trendelenburg
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  4. Tripod position
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Explanation

The correct option is A. Supine with the head of the bed elevated 90 degrees is the high-Fowler position. Supine with the head of the bed elevated 30-45 degrees is the semi-Fowler position. The Trendelenburg position involves lowering the head of the bed and raising the foot of the bed. The Tripod position places the client in a sitting position leaning over a bedside table to facilitate breathing

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