Prone positioning may not be helpful for all awake hypoxemic COVID-19 patients

Prone positioning does not significantly reduce the risk of intubation in hospitalized patients experiencing acute hypoxemic respiratory failure from COVID-19, according to the COVI-PRONE trial. However, patients receiving high-flow oxygen may benefit from awake prone positioning. This international, multi-center randomized clinical trial also found that prone positioning had no significant effect on death and the length of stay in the intensive care unit or hospital.
Prone positioning does not significantly reduce the risk of intubation in hospitalized patients experiencing acute hypoxemic respiratory failure from COVID-19, according to the COVI-PRONE trial. However, patients receiving high-flow oxygen may benefit from awake prone positioning. This international, multi-center randomized clinical trial also found that prone positioning had no significant effect on death and the length of stay in the intensive care unit or hospital.