Indian Journal of Respiratory Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 221--223

Awake self-proning in a nonintubated COVID patient: A case report from a tertiary care COVID hospital in Eastern India


Sunil Kumar Jena1, Sujit Kumar Pradhan1, Saswat Subhankar2, CM Rao2 
1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunil Kumar Jena
Department of Critical Care Medicine, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Jena SK, Pradhan SK, Subhankar S, Rao C M. 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;9:221-223


How to cite this URL:
Jena SK, Pradhan SK, Subhankar S, Rao C M. Awake self-proning in a nonintubated COVID patient: A case report from a tertiary care COVID hospital in Eastern India. Indian J Respir Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jan 16 ];9:221-223
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