Proning Nonintubated COVID-19 Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Patricia Kritek, MD
Many patients showed improvement with noninvasive ventilation and prone positioning.
Prone positioning is used to treat mechanically ventilated patients with moderate-to-severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Numerous studies have demonstrated improved oxygenation in the prone position, and mortality benefit was shown in a large randomized, controlled trial (NEJM... Read more..
Self-Proning in COVID-19
Lauren M. Westafer, DO, MPH, MS
In this observational study, oxygen saturations in patients with COVID-19 increased after self-proning for 5 minutes.
Patients with severe COVID-19 often present with profound hypoxemia. Initial recommendations for their management included early intubation, but this was not predicated on evidence. Recently, many hospitals have initiated awake or... Read more..