- 0Aug 23, '02 by ssaun1508I wanted a general opinion on prone positioning ARDS patients. Does your unit routinely prone patients??
How does your pulmonolgists feel about prone positioning?
Does your unit have a written policy for proning pts?
I'm doing my thesis on prone positioning and appreciate any discussion to see who is doing it and what you think
Thanks to all
- 0Aug 24, '02 by nimbexOur facility had the woman that invented the prone positioner come and inservice all the staff.... god, I'm forgetting her name... I believe Hillrom is manufacturing.
We purchased one. We have two pulmonologists who believe in proning. I see results... the inventors research proves the results too.
Two problems we have... not starting soon enough, and staff does balk(it takes 4 persons to do safely if many lines)
Second... you have to ignore the monitor and spo2 for a bit as sats fall for a while .... they do come up... It's like the flat line after giving adenosine... you hold your breath
I like it and feel it's worth the effort. has stopped need for JET vent in two patients