Episode 54 – A World Upside Down: Transporting Prone (Presentation)


With the rising number of COVID-19 patients, many of our listeners have requested additional information regarding transporting patients in the prone position. Despite refractory hypoxemia, many of these patients are benefiting from the prone position.

Based on Episode 17 of the podcast, we updated our information in presentation-form. The following is a live recording of our talk being given at AMTC19.


Swimmer Position
RotoProne Bed

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