After a cardiac catheterization procedure, the nurse should ask the client to remain in which position?

  • on the left side, with both knees bent slightly
  • semi-Fowler’s position
  • supine with a small pillow under the head
  • high-Fowler’s position
Number 3 is correct.
After a cardiac catheterization, the client should remain flat on his back to avoid any pressure or tension on the femoral artery, which could cause bleeding from the site where the catheter was inserted. Lying on the side with knees bent places tension on the femoral artery. In the semi-Fowler’s position, the client is not fully supine. In the high-Fowler’s position, the client is sitting up.