COVID-19 disease: Acute respiratory distress syndrome and prone position

Reece-Anthony, Rosie and Lao, Grace and Carter, Chris and Notter, Joy (2020) COVID-19 disease: Acute respiratory distress syndrome and prone position. Clinics in Integrated Care, 3 (100024). p. 100024. ISSN 2666-8696

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Patients who develop severe COVID-19 disease can develop respiratory failure and subsequently Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). However, it has to be noted that these patients may not follow the typical ARDS disease trajectory. The causes of this paradox are complex and not yet fully understood, with the result that varying pathophysiological hypotheses have been proposed. This article describes ARDS in COVID-19 patients and the use of the conscious and unconscious prone position as an intervention to improve oxygenation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: this article is one of a commissioned series on the implications of COVID-19 for critical care nursing
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1 November 2020Accepted
26 November 2020Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: ARDS; COVID-19; Critical care; Pandemic; Prone position; SARS-CoV-2
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR)
Depositing User: Joy Notter
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 10:02
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:15

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