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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2022, 4(10); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2022.041001.

Experience of prone position ventilation in clinical nursing application


Hu Juan, Gao Dongxue, Zhang Yanyan

Corresponding Author:
Zhang Yanyan

The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai, Guangdong, 519000, China


To understand the effect of supine ventilation in clinical nursing. Application method: 15 cases of respiratory failure and ARDS patients in ICU of our department were treated with recumbent ventilation and nursing measures in recent two years. Effect evaluation: after treatment, 12 patients showed significant improvement of symptoms, and 9 patients were successfully transferred to the department for further treatment. Conclusion: supine ventilation can improve the patient's hypoxia symptoms, increase functional residual air volume, improve ventilation blood flow ratio, reduce mediastinal and cardiac pressure on the lungs, and improve the compliance of the thoracic cavity.


Prone position ventilation; Respiratory failure; ARDS; Clinical nursing

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Hu Juan, Gao Dongxue, Zhang Yanyan. Experience of prone position ventilation in clinical nursing application. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 10: 1-4. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2022.041001.


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