QOD 59: Prone Position in ARDS (Respiratory/Basic Care and Comfort)

QOD 59: Prone Position in ARDS (Respiratory/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

A nurse must position the patient prone after his diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Which of the following is a benefit of using this position? Select all that apply.

Answer:

A. Decreased atelectasis

C. Mobilization of secretions

D. Decreased fluid accumulation

Rationale: 

Prone positioning, or placing the . . .