In view of possible adverse consequences resulting from being turned to the prone position on the Stryker frame, the critical care nurse should be alert for evidence of brainstem ischemia and subsequent cardiac arrhythmias and should take steps to minimize respiratory fatigue in the spinal cord patient. In addition, the nurse should be cognizant of the necessity of maintaining a properly aligned cervical spine to prevent complications secondary to hyperextension.
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ME Schnieber; Cardiac complications of the Stryker frame. Crit Care Nurse 1 September 1990; 10 (8): 73–77. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19188.8.131.52
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