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Performing CPR on Prone Position Patients

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

With nurses of all backgrounds potentially being required to work in critical care environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may encounter patients who are being nursed in a prone position. As well as understanding how to care for a patient in prone position, you should also know how to perform CPR on them in the event of deterioration.

Patients experiencing respiratory distress may be manoeuvered into the prone position for the delivery of ventilation if other methods have proven unsuccessful (Malhotra & Kacmarek 2019). The prone position may also be used for patients undergoing spinal surgery or neurosurgery (Kaur et al. 2016).

These patients may begin to deteriorate or experience cardiac arrest, requiring immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (Nanjangud & Nileshwar 2017). In some circumstances, though it is not ideal, CPR may need to be performed while the patient is still in a prone position.

Delivery
Title
Performing CPR on Prone Position Patients
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Critical care ( ICU Cardiothoracic | High Dependency | Surgery )
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
26-Apr-2020
End Date
20-Apr-2023
CPD Points
4m of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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