Prof. Dimitri Beeckman will put theory into practice in his presentation on "Prevention of pressure ulcers and moisture-induced skin damage in patients in the prone position".
Online presentation: 4 June 2021 at 10.10 - 10.30 CET.
Prone ventilation is an effective strategy to improve oxygenation for the patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Unfortunately, placing the patient in the prone position increases the risk for pressure ulcer development and moisture-associated skin damage. The SKINT group is conducting research regarding educational strategies to help improve preventative stragies.