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acute respiratory distress syndrome, COVID-19, multidisciplinary team, prone positioning



  1. Elpern, Ellen H. MSN, RN
  2. Nedved, Patricia MSN, RN, CENP, FABC
  3. Weiss, Tyler MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C
  4. Patel, Ankeet D. MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS
  5. Cerda, Flor BSN, RN


ABSTRACT: The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has escalated clinical needs while interrupting regular processes and straining resources. Striving to deliver optimal care to infected patients with respiratory failure, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago created a multidisciplinary team to provide manual prone positioning safely and efficiently. Team members' experiences, which they shared through a survey, help to illustrate the advantages of a multidisciplinary approach and suggest opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of such a team.