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Proning MED SURG patients

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by erinsparinRN erinsparinRN (New) New

Specializes in ICU.

Can anyone give information regarding how it is to use prone positioning on non-ventilated, awake patients in a Med-Surg/PCU setting? Any challenges or difficulties with proning patients in respiratory distress? How do you handle non-alert patients with regards to prone positioning?

CharleeFoxtrot, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

There are several really really good podcasts on this site that go into the question in depth.

https://emcrit.org/

Also a good discussion with this above ED physician and Zzdog. It's long, but totally worthwhile IMO