Prone Positioning In ARDS Patients
When I left the ICU several years ago, we were just starting to utilize the toto-beds’ to help turn patients automatically into PP to help with the oxygenation and VQ mismatch with ARDS. There was only one time I recall helping to roll a patient over (they were not in a roto-bed) for PP during ARDS.
Do you prefer the stabilizing Toto-beds’ or traditional rolling the patient over onto their belly way of accomplishing PP?
Does your hospital require an RT be beside for any PP movement to make sure the airway is stable?
Do you tend to see results fairly quickly with oxygenation?