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.
Continuous improvement and future performance of codes and resuscitations can be achieved with structured debriefing to provide feedback to participants by exploring teamwork, communication, technical aspects, equipment, and provide emotional release.
Sometimes imaging can reveal remarkable physiology. A 40-year-old man presented with profound fatigue and abdominal pain that had begun the day before but substantially worsened over the last 12 hours. He reported not experiencing any chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea/vomitin