Prone positioning in ICU

While the increasing adoption of prone positioning in critical care has many benefits, lengthy prone positioning sessions, are associated with an increased frequency of pressure injury development.1
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Support surface selection, is an important component of the pressure injury prevention strategy to be deployed with this high risk patient population.
 
Arjo’s pressure injury prevention solution, the Nimbus Professional alternating pressure mattress replacement system with optional head section deflate and wound valve technology enables pressure off loading under vulnerable body areas.
 
To see how this works, view the video illustration on prone positioning using the Nimbus Professional alternating pressure system. 
 
 
 

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Reference: 

1. Girard R, Baboi L, et al The impact of patient positioning on pressure ulcers in patients with severe ARDS: results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial on prone positioning, Intensive Care Med (2014) 40:397–403