Prone Position in ARDS is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: March 01, 2019
Course Renewed on: February 28, 2022
Course Expires on: February 28, 2025

Target Audience:
• Registered Nurses (RN)
• Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
• Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Course Overview:
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a rapidly progressive and often fatal condition with a mortality of >50%. ARDS is encountered by nurses in all hospitals settings- from small rural hospitals to large urban centers. Patients may quickly become too unstable for transport, therefore it is imperative that nurses are familiar with ARDS therapies, including prone positioning. In this module we will discuss ARDS and the use of prone positioning in depth.

Course Outline:
• What is ARDS, and Why Do We Care So Much?
• Pathophysiology Breakdown: The Exudative Phase
• Pathophysiology Breakdown: The Proliferative Phase
• Pathophysiology Breakdown: The Fibrotic Stage
• How Steroids Can Alter the Progression of ARDS
• Case Study: Patient Introduction
• Case Study: Physical Exam
• Diagnosing ARDS – The Berlin Criteria
• Case Study: Early Results
• What Do We Do With the Ventilator in ARDS?: ARDSNet Protocol
• Part I: Ventilator Setup and Management
• Part II: Weaning
• Case Study: Ventilator Management
• Prone Positioning: What Is It and Why Are We Doing It?
• When To Initiate Prone Positioning
• Prone Positioning: How Long and How It’s Done
• Proning: The Process of Placing a Patient in Prone Position
• Case Study: Proning
• Case Study: Resolution
• References

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Understand the basic pathophysiology of ARDS and the diagnostic criteria.
• Identify cornerstone therapies for ARDS and how to implement them.
• Explain the role of prone positioning in ARDS, including the indications and contra-indications.




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