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Correct Positioning of a Patient


Specializes in M/S Short Stay/TCU.

I wanted to ask a question? A patient is getting a upper gasrtointestional procedure done, what postion is he going to be placed correctly? he has an ulcer.

Is he going to be placed in a Left lateral recumbent postion?

Also my next question? A patient is going to get a Billroth I or Billroth II procedure done , what position is he going to be? Is it supine, which makes since so that the surgeon can gain access to the abdominal structures?

Thank you....:typing

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

well, i've had both. as i recall, i was on my left side for both of my egds. they knock you out pretty much before they insert the scope so you don't remember anything. you might be able to view one on the or live website (http://www.or-live.com/)

for either of the billroths the patient would have to be in a supine position so the surgeon can filet the upper abdomen open. my incision runs from the tip of the xiphoid to a few inches above the bellybutton.

LuvScrubs2, BSN, RN

Specializes in M/S Short Stay/TCU.

Thanks Daytonite, especially for the link to......:yeah:

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