Nursing Interventions for Complications of Pronation Therapy: Struggles and Triumphs in a COVID-19 ICU

Author(s): Lynch Nadine C

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: COVID-19, Skin/Wound Care

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

In this session, the ICU team discusses their journey from novice to expert in performing manual prone positioning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation engages participants in the basic steps to perform manual pronation therapy. More advanced techniques needed for specialty populations, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and maternal patients, are also discussed. Strategies to prevent complications such as pressure injuries and tube dislodgement are provided.


  • Explain contraindications and precautions for manual pronation therapy.
  • Identify the steps to prepare for and perform manual pronation and supination procedures.
  • Discuss interventions for prevention of complications of pressure injuries and tube dislodgement in manually proned patients.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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