Poster presented at Nursing Research Symposium 2022.

Prone positioning improves oxygenation in patients experiencing respiratory distress. It is used to decrease mortality in mechanically ventilated patients diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, very little evidence has addressed use of prone positioning in nonintubated patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of early self-proning on oxygenation in patients who had or were suspected of having coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The goal was to improve oxygenation to avoid escalation to the intensive care unit (ICU) and the need for invasive mechanical ventilation

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