Fundamentals Question #49
The patient returns from interventional radiology after having a liver biopsy. How should the patient be positioned?
- Left side lying
- Right side lying
The correct answer is C. The right side lying position applies pressure to the biopsy site. The left side lying position does not apply pressure to the right side. The semi-Fowler position does not apply pressure to the right biopsy site. Lying supine does not apply sufficient pressure to the biopsy site.
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