A child presents with fussiness and tugging at their left ear, the physician diagnosis the child with acute otitis media, which position should the nurse instruct the parents to lay the child in?


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- Left side

- Right side

- Back

- On stomach


The child should be laid down on their left side to promote draining of the fluids from that ear.

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