Caution for proning

Caution for proning

  • Avoid proning for an hour after meals
  • Maintain proning for only as much times as easily tolerable. This could be due to fatigue and tiredness in patients
  • One may prone up to 16 hours a day, but in multiple cycles depending on comfortability of the patients
  • Pilllows may be adjusted slightly to alter pressure areas and for comfort
  • Keep a track of any pressure sores or injuries, especially around bony prominences

Avoid proning in following conditions

Reasons to discontinue proning:

  • No improvement with changed position
  • Patient unable to tolerate position
  • Patient looks tired by using accessory muscles.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: May 11, 2021

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