The impact of patient positioning on pressure ulcers in patients with severe ARDS: results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial on prone positioning

@article{Girard2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of patient positioning on pressure ulcers in patients with severe ARDS: results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial on prone positioning},
  author={Raphaele Girard and Loredana Baboi and Louis Ayzac and Jean-Christophe Richard and Claude Gu{\'e}rin},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={40},
  pages={397-403}
}
Placing patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the prone position has been shown to improve survival as compared to the supine position. However, a higher frequency of pressure ulcers has been reported in patients in the prone position. The objective of this study was to verify the impact of prone positioning on pressure ulcers in patients with severe ARDS. This was an ancillary study of a prospective multicentre randomised controlled trial in patients with severe… CONTINUE READING
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