Manual prone positioning

Mayo Clinic nurses demonstrate the process of manual prone positioning therapy for intubated patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and refractory hypoxemia. Manual prone positioning therapy is used in an attempt to improve oxygenation and reduce ventilator-associated lung injury in patients with severe ARDS.

Prone Therapy Manual – Andrea Y. Lehnertz, APRN, CNS, M.S.N., and Jennifer L. Elmer, APRN, CNS, D.N.P.

Manual Proning Checklist


July 24, 2020

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