Physiological Rationale for Prone Positioning

 Published: January 9, 2020

By: Heather Willden


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As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, Luís Blanch Torra, MD, PHD, from the Institut d’Investigacio i Innovacio Parc Tauli in Spain, discusses the effects and benefits of using prone positioning.

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Dr. Blanch explains that prone positioning results in positive results for patients. Specifically, patients get better oxygenation in a prone position. However, he recognizes that this method comes with some hurdles, such as concerns with the ability to turn patients as needed.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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