- 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
- Deep venous thromboisis
- Major heart conditions
- Unstable spine, femure or pelvic fractures.
Reasons to discontinue proning:
- No improvement with changed position
- Patient unable to tolerate position
- Patient looks tired by using accessory muscles.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: May 11, 2021