Detailed ECMO safety checklist to be performed at every shift change for nurses, perfusionists, and physicians. Includes data review and bedside equipment inspection.
Prone positioning in ARDS can improve lung compliance and ventilation-perfusion matching which improve oxygenation and may have a mortality benefit. It requires significant effort and staff coordination to perform safely and efficiently. In this article we include tips for preparation, and a detailed checklist for performing proning efficiently and safety.