Lengthy prone positioning increases risk of pressure injury
During the ongoing Covid-19 crisis we have seen an increased conversation about
prone positioning in critical care. While the increasing adoption of prone positioning in
critical care has many benefits, lengthy prone positioning sessions, are associated
with an increased frequency of pressure injury development.1
Support surface selection, is an important component of the pressure injury
prevention strategy to be deployed with this high risk patient population.
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- Girard R, Baboi L, et al The impact of patient positioning on pressure ulcers in patients with severe ARDS: results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial on prone positioning, Intensive Care Med (2014) 40:397–403.