Evaluation of awake prone positioning effectiveness in moderate to severe COVID-19
Truong NT., Phong NT., Nguyen NT., Khanh LTT., Tran LHB., Linh NTM., Thao DP., Trinh NTD., Kieu PT., Thao NTP., Hoang VT., Ngoc NT., Oanh PKN., Vien TTD., Tung NLN., Ly VT., Khoa TD., Phu NH., Van CTC., Duc TM., Beane A., Khoa LDV., Clifton D., Kestelyn E., Hai HB., Yen LM., Tan LV., Glover G., Thwaites GE., Geskus R., Duc DH., Dung NT., Thwaites CL.
Evidence mainly from high income countries suggests that lying in the prone position may be beneficial in patients with COVID-19 even if they are not receiving invasive ventilation. Studies indicate that increased duration of prone position may be associated with improved outcomes, but achieving this requires additional staff time and resources. Our study aims to support prolonged (≥ 8hours/day) awake prone positioning in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease in Vietnam. We use a specialist team to support prone positioning of patients and wearable devices to assist monitoring vital signs and prone position and an electronic data registry to capture routine clinical data.