Skin damage prevention in the prone ventilated critically ill patient: A comprehensive review and gap analysis (PRONEtect study)

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November 2021
Journal of Tissue Viability
Pressure Ulcers
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Journal of Tissue Viability

Anika Fourie, Maarit Ahtiala, Joyce Black, Heidi Hevia, Fiona Coyer, Amit Gefen, Kim LeBlanc, Steven Smet, Kathleen Vollman, Yolanda Walsh, Dimitri Beeckman


  • Skin damage is a common hazard during prone ventilation
  • Comprehensive but brief evidence-based practical guidance is not available
  • More evidence is needed for prone positioning devices to prevent harm
  • This work is a precursor to designing a competency-based educational intervention

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