Last updated on April 2018

Prevention of Pressure Sores in the Prone Position in ARDS Patients


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Decubitus Ulcer
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or more in age
  • staying in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Intubated
  • mechanically ventilated
  • severe ARDS defined as arterial Pressure in Oxygen (PaO2)/ Oxygen Inspired Fraction (FIO2) < 150 mmHg with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) 5 cmH2O and FIO2 0.60
  • prone positioning indicated by the clinician in charge
  • weight < 140 kgs
  • agreement to participate obtained from the confidence person of the patient
  • affiliated to social protection insurance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • contra-indication to the prone positioning
  • prone positioning before inclusion
  • person under legal protection
  • pregnancy
  • weight > 140 kg
  • tracheotomy
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Refusal to participate

Recruitment Status: Open


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