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

The evidence for aproning strategy and how to implement

1 CPD Points, 1 CEUs, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN, EB Medicine

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Dr. Yogesh Apte help_outline
Senior ICU Staff Specialist at Caboolture Hospital, Queensland, Australia
Lecture Summary

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 that 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.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Institute prone positioning for patients with ARDS
  • Implement a Prone Positioning Strategy for your unit
  • Audit the implementation process to improve patient care
Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023


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Credit Designation

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

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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