For years we have learned to do CPR while the patient is in the supine position. But what if your hospital is placing COVID-19 positive patients in the prone position due to ARDS. What if a patient arrests in the prone position? What should you do? What are others across the world currently doing….

Demonstration of Prone CPR hand placement

DO NOT DELAY COMPRESSION’S. It is imperative to begin compression’s to keep blood flowing.

Prone CPR hand placement
Prone Defibrillation pads placement
Prone Defibrillation hand placement
Prone Defibrillation pads placement
Prone Defibrillation pads placement

For additional information regarding prone CPR and Prone Defibrillation please contact CPR Educators.

References:
1.
https://fdocuments.in/document/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-the-prone-position-kouwenhoven-revisited.html?fbclid=IwAR3ZZOmPVYYYQbhtLqeQbfgqRWel11JxM3a0I_fkVnMq0fhiWpjeWQRGT5U

2. https://www.ficm.ac.uk/sites/default/files/prone_position_in_adult_critical_care_2019.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1Yn8IW83IyTetPT9qEh-RSV_-c-sHs2uS2Ln0xH17pbPgei8-n4OQFAD8

3. http://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/training/documents/Pre%20drop-in%20learning%20package.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2mPeNWkkWyqBfaK9sfGeE8JZsmC-9pNWCs6XWKHjJHBlnAM-CKMffN6lE

4. http://www.asaabstracts.com/strands/asaabstracts/abstract.htm?year=2016&index=4&absnum=4079&fbclid=IwAR3IlXUpEKDHU7CvL8QGHnUzx3W36B-TtL9dmoIFvPkXeigR1ZZDxxOAlE0

5. http://www.anesthesia.or.kr/abstract/2016_fall/file/poster_01.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0osMK7dWejxPTUlomIuC2yh-nS6ILldGfHeSm72FdzQuT-pB5xwFbAN50

6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL-ZKsCN_o0&fbclid=IwAR0SSlbgoGZ1Vv2h7jAMzCVwEVHXbNyY58mvZpuu6hHYSt3Ir0srjzfRO_c&app=desktop