Manual vs Automatic Prone Positioning and Patient Outcomes in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Author(s): Lauren Morata, DNP, APRN-CNS, CCRN, CCNS, Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNL, Frank Guido-Sanz, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, Carrie Ogilvie, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, and Rebecca Rich, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Pharmacology Hours 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2024

Topics: Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This research evaluates the effect of manual versus automatic prone positioning in acute respiratory distress syndrome on clinical outcomes.


  • Describe the theory of how prone positioning improves oxygenation and ventilation.
  • Define a protocol for manual and automatic prone positioning.
  • Evaluate the difference in clinical outcomes between manual and automatic prone positioning in the patient with moderate to severe ARDS.

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