A newborn has been delivered with a meningomyelocele. The nursery nurse should position the newborn:
A . Prone
B . Supine
C . Side lying
D . Semi-Fowler
(A) The prone position reduces pressure and tension on the sac. Primary nursing goals are to prevent trauma and infection of the sac.
(B) The supine position exerts pressure on the sac.
(C) Newborns usually cannot maintain side-lying position.
(D) The semi- Fowler position exerts pressure on the sac.