PRONEtect Practical guidance document: Skin Care Considerations for the Patient in Prone Position
Patients with COVID-19 and acute respiratory distress syndrome are often placed in the prone position (PP) to improve oxygenation and survival. PP increases skin vulnerability to breakdown i.e. pressure ulcers (PUs), medical device-related PUs (MDR-PUs), and moisture-associated skin damage (MASD). The incidence of pressure ulcers is higher in PP versus in the supine position, therefore it is critical to employ preventative strategies.
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2020 Best Practice Recommendations: Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage (MASD)
The aim of this document is to provide clinicians with guidance for best practice in these areas of MASD, thereby contributing to improving patient outcomes and reducing the incidence of these and related skin conditions, through skin-focused prevention and management plans.