Invasive mechanical ventilation is traditionally delivered with the patient in the supine position. Prone ventilation is ventilation that is delivered with the patient lying in the prone position. Prone ventilation may be used for the treatment of acute respiratory distress.
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J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Jun;72(6) doi: /TA. 0becd4f. Prone positioning improves oxygenation in adult burn patients with.
Mortality: prone position compared with supine for acute respiratory failure in adults requiring mechanical ventilation in intensive care.