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Sample NPTE Question 2013 #25

25.
A patient with cystic fibrosis is receiving postural drainage and percussion for the right lung’s middle lobe.  What is the MOST appropriate patient position?

  1. Supine on a wedge with the left shoulder elevated on pillows with the head lower than the pelvis.
  2. Supine on a wedge with the right shoulder elevated on pillows with the head lower than the pelvis.
  3. Prone with the right shoulder elevated on pillows and the head on the same plane as the pelvis.
  4. Prone with the left shoulder elevated on pillows and the head on the same plane as the pelvis.

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