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Monday, 11 April 2022

Gastrointestinal System Disorders Q 264

A clinical manifestation of acute pancreatitis is epigastric pain. Your nursing intervention to facilitate relief of pain would place the patient in a:
    A. Knee-chest position
    B. Semi-Fowler's position
    C. Recumbent position
    D. Low-Fowler's position

Correct Answer: A. Knee-chest position

Flexion of the trunk lessens the pain and decreases restlessness. Promote position of comfort on one side with knees flexed, sitting up, and leaning forward. Reduces abdominal pressure and tension, providing some measure of comfort and pain relief. Other positions do not decrease the pain.

Option B: The Semi-Fowler’s position is a position in which a patient, typically in a hospital or nursing home is positioned on their back with the head and trunk raised to between 15 and 45 degrees, although 30 degrees is the most frequently used bed angle.
Option C: The word “lateral” means “to the side,” while “recumbent” means “lying down.” In the right or left lateral recumbent position, the individual is lying on their right or left side. This position makes it easier to access a patient’s side.
Option D: Supine position often increases pain. The Semi-Fowler’s position is often used for purposes similar to those of the regular Fowler’s position, including feeding and lung expansion, cardiac or respiratory conditions, and for patients with a nasogastric tube.

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