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Which position the nurse can safely place the client? The nurse is caring for a client after a supratentorial craniotomy in which a large tumor was removed from the left side.



A. On the left side
B. With the neck flexed
C. Supine on the left side
D. With extreme hip flexion
E. In a semi-Fowler’s position
F. With the head in a midline position

This question is part of NCLEX Select All That Apply Practice Exam 6 (10 Questions)
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Apr 05, 2020

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Answered Jun 04, 2019

E, In a semi-Fowler's position, and F, With the head in a midline position, are the correct answers to this question. 19th-century surgeon George Ryerson Fowler created Semi-Fowler's post. A patient in this position would have the bed raised inclined between 30 to 45 degrees.

It is the preferred sitting position for those with cranial surgeries. Semi-Fowler's position makes the patient feel more comfortable. Having the head in a midline position is also useful because it can prevent hemorrhaging. It also reduces the pressure on the brain and blood volume, which a patient may feel after surgery.

 

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Answered Aug 13, 2018

In a semi-Fowler’s position
With the head in a midline position

Clients who have undergone supratentorial surgery should have the head of the bed elevated 30 degrees to promote venous drainage from the head. The client is positioned to avoid extreme hip or neck flexion. and the head is maintained in a midline. neutral position. If a large tumor has been removed. the client should be placed on the nonoperative side to prevent the displacement of the cranial contents.
 

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