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Difficult Airways - April 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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P oor patient positioning can lead to dev- astating consequences. While some complications are unavoidable, there are plenty of ways to reduce your risk. Check out these 5 real-life patient posi- tioning disasters and experts' advice on how to pre- vent them. 1 0 8 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A P R I L 2 0 1 5 From pressure ulcers to vision loss, don't let positioning problems happen on your watch. Avoid These 5 Patient Positioning Disasters Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor z PRONE TO INJURY Prone position carries with it several potential complica- tions, including perioperative vision loss.

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