4. 8. 2021

The KARIM nurses shot an instructional video

Do you know what the so-called proning process is? This is a special method of placing the patient into the prone position which, until recently, was a novelty for many healthcare professionals.

This therapeutic procedure is very demanding and is used on patients with the so-called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). During the pandemic, our nurses from the inpatient department of the Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, and Intensive Care, as well as colleagues from other ICUs of the General Hospital, taught others how to place the patient into the prone position correctly and safely. In the end, they created an instructional video and checklist which has become an excellent guide on how to manage the situation more effectively. In the video, everyone will find the comprehensive procedure, including a checklist, and learn how to properly and safely place the patient in the prone position while at the same time minimizing damage during a long treatment in the abdominal position. Patients can often stay in the prone position for up to 18 hours.


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