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cardio 14 positioning

Trendelenburg position “head down” position in supine with the bottom of the bed inclined to approximately 45 degrees. assists with secretion drainage from the lower lobes of the lungs. also assist with increasing blood pressure in the case of hypotension.
Patients with congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, hypertension, shortness of breath or other circulatory problems will not tolerate Trendelenburg position
Reverse Trendelenburg position supine with their head raised above their trunk and lower extremities. used with patients diagnosed with hypertension or other cardiac conditions. position decreases the weight of the abdominal contents on the diaphragm -less resistance to breath
Semi-Fowlerʼs position patient in supine with the head of the bed elevated to 45 degrees and pillows under the patientʼs knees for support and maintenance of a proper lumbar curve. used quite often for patients with congestive heart failure or other cardiac conditions.
Created by: micah10



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