How is a patient positioned for plasmapheresis?

Updated: Mar 08, 2021
  • Author: Elliot Stieglitz, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The patient is placed in the supine position. The head of the bed is flat or elevated to a reverse Trendelenburg position in accordance with the patient's comfort. If an internal jugular line is being used, the patient's neck may have to be repositioned to permit proper flow.


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