A patient is preparing to undergo spinal surgery. In which position should the nurse place the patient to best protect him from injury during the surgical procedure?

 

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- Prone

- Lithotomy

- Sims' position

- Trendelenburg

Rationale

The nurse in the operating room must be familiar with the appropriate position for the client based on the procedure performed. Proper positioning is also important to keep the client safe during the procedure. A spinal procedure involves operating on the patients back, so the nurse should position the client prone with special padding provided for the face and neck.

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