dependent position

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Posted by a from IP 210.5.88.188 on March 30, 2009 at 18:21:07:

In Reply to: Legs in a dependent position? posted by Legs in a dependent position? on March 30, 2009 at 10:05:51:

dependent position simply means put the legs dangling because when you dangle legs you decrease the return of blood and reduce pulmonary congestion. If you put the legs higher than the level of your heart, you increase return of blood to the heart and therefore increase pulmo congestion.

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