Fundamentals Question #51
In which position should a client with an ischemic stroke be placed?
- HOB should be 30-45 degrees
- HOB flat with client in midline.
- Flat supine with arms above head
- Prone with pillow under abdomen
The correct option is B. The position with the HOB flat with the client midline facilitates venous drainage and encourages arterial blood flow. The HOB at a 30 to 45 degree angle is the position for a hemorrhagic stroke which is used to decrease intracranial pressure. The flat supine position with the arms placed above the head is the position for a lung biopsy. The prone position with a pillow under the abdomen is a position for a renal biopsy.