The practical nurse (PN) is caring for a dyspneic client whose oxygen saturation
rate is currently 95%. What position is best for this client?
Supine with the legs slightly elevated.
Simʼs with a pillow under the upper leg.
Fowler's with both legs supported.
Any position that is comfortable
In the Fowler position, the head is elevated 45 degrees, and the individual's
knees are slightly flexed, which promotes maximum lung expansion and tracheal
alignment. Even though the client's oxygen saturation rate is within normal limits
(WNL), this client is having trouble breathing. Sitting up, so that the lungs can
fully expand and the trachea is aligned, is usually helpful in promoting breathing.
Following an open reduction of a fractured femur, a client is placed in skeletal
traction. Based on the nursing diagnosis of "Potential impairment of skin integrity
related to immobility," which nursing intervention should the practical nurse (PN)