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Awake Self-Proning in a Nonintubated COVID Patient: A Case Report from a Tertiary Care COVID Hospital in Eastern India

Sunil Kumar Jena, Sujit Kumar Pradhan, Saswat Subhankar, C. M. Rao

Keywords : Acute respiratory distress syndrome, awake self-proning, coronavirus disease 2019

Citation Information : Jena SK, Pradhan SK, Subhankar S, Rao CM. Awake Self-Proning in a Nonintubated COVID Patient: A Case Report from a Tertiary Care COVID Hospital in Eastern India. Indian J Respir Care 2020; 9 (2):221-223.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_51_20

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


The year 2020 has witnessed the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks occurring in almost all countries of the world, causing the WHO to declare it a pandemic. The disease mainly causes pneumonia and subsequently may deteriorate to hypoxemic respiratory failure. In India, a hugely populated country, there will be always a threat for depletion of ventilator and other critical care resources if the disease spreads widely. As per the previous literature, proning is known to be a proven method to improve oxygenation in ventilated acute respiratory distress syndrome patients. Here, we would like to report an adult COVID-19 patient, who presented with hypoxemia and managed with awake self-proning.

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