Prone Positioning in ARDS: An Evidence-Based Practical Review

Author(s): Bridget Catherine Ryan

Contact Hours 0.92

CERP A 0.92

Expires Oct 05, 2023

Topics: Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

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NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is present in every critical care unit and has a mortality rate of approximately 40%. So, appreciation for the best evidence and how can we incorporate that evidence into practice is a lifesaving proposition. A large healthcare system utilizes its own interprofessional guideline that delineates criteria for when and how to easily prone a patient. This presentation provides information on the latest evidence-based practice on ARDS and introduces a practical how-to guide for manual proning.

Objectives

  • Review updated evidence guidelines and research for treatment of ARDS patients.
  • Apply specific knowledge of prone positioning with step by step procedural guidelines.
  • Analyze clinical care with case studies and patient outcomes.

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Successful Completion

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Disclosure

This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Accreditation

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 0.00 contact hours.

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