[Answer] Which complications will the nurse monitor for in a patient receiving postural drainage therapy? Select all that apply.A. VomitingB. HypoxemiaC. BronchospasmD. Increase in BPE. Decrease in intracranial pressure

Answer: A. VomitingB. HypoxemiaC. BronchospasmIn postural drainage therapy the patient assumes different postures to facilitate the removal of secretions from the bronchial airways working on the principle of gravity for the mobilization of secretions. Vomiting may occur when the patient is placed in the Trendelenburg position or if the patient has just eaten. Arterial oxygen saturation may fall abruptly during the procedure resulting in hypoxemia. Coughing is induced during the procedure which causes bronchospasm; therefore bronchodilators are recommended. The blood pressure decreases and intracranial pressure increases during the therapy due to the posture.
Which complications will the nurse monitor for in a patient receiving postural drainage therapy? Select all…

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