Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the prone position: Kouwenhoven revisited

  title={Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the prone position: Kouwenhoven revisited},
  author={P. -F. Dequin and E. Hazouard and Annick Legras and Ruggero Lanotte and Dominique Perrotin},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Sir: It has been proposed that severely hypoxemic patients be ventilated in the prone position, in an attempt to improve gas exchange [1]. Testing this position in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is recommended [21. However, no guidelines are available for cases of life-threatening events occurring with the patient in the prone position especially cardiac arrest. We report a case of successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation of a patient ventilated in the prone… CONTINUE READING


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