Your patient has had a liver biopsy. Which patient position would be most appropriate post-procedure to decrease the risk for bleeding?

 

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- On the right side, with a pillow under the area of the liver

- On the left side

- High-Fowler's

- Prone

Rationale

To decrease the risk of bleeding, applying pressure on the insertion site is crutial. Lying on the left side would not apply any pressure, prone and High-Fowler's would not be approriate or comfortable after that particular procedure.

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