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Proning Patients With COVID-19: A Review of Equipment and Methods

Wiggermann N, et al | 2020 

A clinician places their hand on a patient's shoulder while resting in a Hillrom hospital bed.

Patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are often diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). “Proning,” defined as moving a patient from lying on the back to lying face down, has been identified as a therapy that can help increase the likelihood of survival in patients with COVID-19. This therapy improves blood oxygenation and survival rates in patients with COVID-19 but is not often performed due to the difficulty of the procedure. This study examined various proning methods for patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU). 


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