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13 Cards in this Set

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Crossing the patient's arms across his or her chest may cause
interference with respiration
A precaution always taken when the patient is in the supine position is to
protect the heels from pressure on the OR table
During lateral positioning a
pillow is placed between the legs
In order to prevent strain to the lumbosacral muscles and ligaments when the patient is in the lithotomy position
the buuttocks must not extend beyond the table edge
The lithotomy position requires each of the following (Except each leg is raised slowly and gently as it is grasped by the toes)
patient's buttocks rest along the break between the body and leg sections of the table, stirrups are at equal height on both sides of the table, stirrups are at the appropriate height for the length of the patient's legs to maintain symmetry
All of the following are requirements of the Kraske position (Except arms are tucked in at sides)
patient is prone with hips over the break of teh table, a pillow is placed under lower legs and ankles, a padded knee strap is applied 2 inches above knees
When using an armboard, the most important measure is to
avoid hyperextension of the arm
Anesthetized patients should be moved slowly to
allow the circulatory system to adjust
If the patient is in a supine postition, the circulator must always
see that the ankles and legs are not crossed
Extreme positions of the head and arm can cause injury to the
brachial plexus
Ulnar nerve damage could result from
placing an arm on an unpadded table edge
In the prone position, the thorax must be elevated from the OR table to prevent
compromised respiration
The anesthesiologist closes the eyelids of a geveral anesthetic patient for all of the following reasons (Except prevent the patient from seeing the procedure)
prevent drying of the eye, prevent eye trauma, protect the eye from anesthetic agents