A patient was transported to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) after a cesarean section. The PACU nurse was informed that the patient received epidural anesthesia for the procedure. What is the safest position for this patient?

Semi-Fowler’s position


•Post-operative patients who have received epidural anesthesia must be positioned in semi-Fowler's position to prevent upward migration of the opioid in the spinal cord, thus decreasing the risk for respiratory depression.

•The other options are inappropriate positions for patients who have received epidural anesthesia.

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