Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
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Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

Nicola Morrell Staff nurse, Intensive care, Royal Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious and complex condition. Despite technological advances in treatment, it is associated with a high mortality rate, and the cost to the NHS of treating patients with ARDS is substantial. The condition also presents nurses with many challenges. This article explores the different treatment options available for patients with ARDS, focusing on prone positioning.

Nursing Standard. 24, 21,42-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.01.24.21.42.c7488

Correspondence

nicola.morrell@rlbuht.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review