Continuous lateral rotation therapy - a review

Wanless, Stephen and Aldridge, M. (2012) Continuous lateral rotation therapy - a review. Nursing in Critical Care, 17 (1). pp. 28-35. ISSN 13621017 (ISSN)

Full text not available from this repository.


Aims: This article reviews the current evidence, benefits and drawbacks for the use of continuous lateral replacement therapy in the treatment and prevention of nosocomial infections in the ventilated patient. Relevant to Practice: The acquisition of nosocomial infections and the development of pressure sores continue to be major issues in the care of the critically ill, ventilated patient. The use of continuous lateral rotation therapy (CLRT) as an adjunct in the prevention and treatment of pneumonia has increased in popularity in recent years. A number of institutions routinely advocate the use of CLRT in critically ill patients. Conclusion: While there is some data to suggest that CLRT may have an impact on prevention of and treatment for nosocomial infections acquired by ventilated patients, there still remains insufficient evidence to its inclusion as a fully validated treatment. Clearly, there is a requirement for more robust, in-depth research into the efficacy of this proposed treatment. © 2011 The Authors. Nursing in Critical Care © 2011 British Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
January 2012Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Respiratory care, Respiratory management, Respiratory therapies, Ventilation, artificial ventilation, bed, cross infection, decubitus, human, instrumentation, intensive care, methodology, movement therapy, patient positioning, review, rotation, ventilator associated pneumonia, Beds, Critical Care, Cross Infection, Humans, Motion Therapy, Continuous Passive, Patient Positioning, Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated, Pressure Ulcer, Respiration, Artificial, Rotation
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-05 - medical sciences > CAH02-05-01 - medical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:38

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


In this section...