Make It Known: Patients Are At Risk When They Go Prone
|In recent years, pronation therapy is being used utilized more frequently for patients diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Syndrome (ARDS) . For an ARDS patient, the effectiveness of pronation therapy results in a “16% percent mortality rate compared with a 32.8 percent rate” if these same patients were to remain supine. However, pronation in these critical patients has many other adverse effects; one of those being pressure ulcers. Pressure injuries come at an astronomical cost to healthcare systems; pressure injuries as a result of pronation therapy is no different. Pronation therapy as it relates to a life saving measures has received considerable attention especially in recent years; however, the same cannot be said specifically for patients Integumentary during pronation.
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