NCLEX RN Practice Question # 968

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 968.


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Total hip replacement Positioning:

  1. Positioning depends on the surgical techniques used (anterior or posterior approach), the method of implantation, the prosthesis, and surgeon’s preference.
  2. Avoid extreme internal and external rotation.
  3. Avoid adduction; in most cases sidelying is permitted as long as an abduction pillow is in place; some surgeons allow turning to only 1 side.

  1. Maintain abduction when the client is in a supine position or positioned on the nonoperative side.
  2. Place a wedge (abduction) pillow between the client’s legs to maintain abduction; instruct the client not to cross the legs
  3. Check the PHCP’s prescriptions regarding elevation of the head of the bed and hip flexion.


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