New guidance launched for Prone Positioning in Adult Critical Care


The Intensive Care Society is delighted to publish new Guidance for Prone Positioning in Adult Critical Care developed with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM).

The development of this resource was guided by the results of a national survey of members to identify current practices and challenges in managing patients in the prone position and to determine whether there was a need for national guidance.

Chair of the Society’s Standards Division, Dr Paul Dean, said  "We are pleased to see our guidance on Prone Positioning come to fruition, they aim to help Critical Care Units undertake this key intervention safely, standardise the approach to managing a cardiac arrest in the prone position and reduce complications associated with the prone positioning of mechanically ventilated patients."

This guidance was prepared by Dr Peter Bamford and colleagues as part of an expert writing group.

 Download the full guidance