ARDS + prone position - page 2

Hi everyone, I searched the forum, and haven't seen any postings on this since 2002, so I'm bringing this up again: :) 1. Do you typically prone ARDS patients on your unit? 2. If so, do you... Read More

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    It's been a few years, but yes when I worked shock-trauma, we use to prone people as a last ditch effort to try and oxygenate them. There are always risk when proning a patient, risk of dislodging tubes of any variety including the ETT. I found it did work on increasing O2 levels but can't really say it did much for the big picture. As mentioned, it was always a last ditch effort when all else failed. Having said that, it only takes one patient saved to make it worthwhile.
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