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Keywords

Acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, Pronation therapy, Prone therapy

 

Authors

  1. Berry, Kyle BSN, RN, CCRN

Abstract

This article describes a brief review of prone therapy and its efficacy and effect on mortality in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Furthermore, the situational background and clinical events that transpired prior to, during, and after the institution of pronation therapy for Elkhart General Hospital's Critical Care Center's first pronation patient using the RotoProne Therapy System are described from the nurse's perspective. The lessons learned from this first experience have led to the formation of several practice-based recommendations for future patient care.