Prone Positioning in ARDS: An Evidence-Based Practical Review

Author(s): Bridget Catherine Ryan

Contact Hours 0.92

CERP A 0.92

Expires Dec 31, 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

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.


  • 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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