Prone Positioning in Patients with ARDS: Translating Research and Implementing Practice Change from Bench to Bedside in the Era of COVID-19

Dr. Yogesh Apte

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Lecture overview

We demonstrate the feasibility of introducing a non-ventilatory intervention of prone positioning in the management of patients with moderate to severe ARDS, which has been applied and demonstrated in the Regional Intensive Care in South East Queensland. This strategy could be replicated and adopted in other similar ICU's who do not have the ability to provide Tertiary services, such as extra-corporeal life support. The advantage of this process is its easy applicability and rapid implementation, especially in this era of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Institute prone positioning for patients with ARDS. 
  2. Implement a Prone Positioning Strategy for your unit.  
  3. Audit the implementation process to improve patient care. 

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Point, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Duration 1 hour(s).

Lecture speaker

Dr. Yogesh Apte

Dr. Yogesh Apte is a Senior ICU Staff Specialist at Caboolture Hospital, Queensland, Australia. He has a passion for education and simulation and is involved in multiple research projects. Dr. Apte is the Supervisor of Training for the College of Intensive Care Medicine at ICU Caboolture Hospital. He has completed a Master of Clinical Education, Harvard Simulation Basic Instructor and Advanced Debriefing courses and is an ARC accredited ALS instructor. Dr. Apte is the convenor of Critical STEPS Courses and a faculty at various courses including BASIC, SMACC, ANZCEN etc. 


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