Webcast to Discuss Prone Positioning of ARDS Patients

Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been shown to significantly improve oxygenation and prevent ventilator-induced lung injury. In the pro/con webcast, Should We Prone All ARDS Patients?, the latest offering from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Controversies in Critical Care series, the latest evidence on the benefits, limitations and alternatives of prone positioning of patients with ARDS will be presented by Claude Guérin, MD, PhD, and Antonio Pesenti, MD, PhD. Jean-Louis Vincent, MD, PhD, FCCM, will moderate the discussion.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the rationale for using the prone position
• Explain the evidence supporting the use of the prone position
• Implement a proning strategy in the intensive care unit
• Identify limitations and alternatives to prone positioning

This webcast will take place on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Participants will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit.

Register online today using your customer ID and password. The registration fee for this 60-minute webcast is $30 ($40 for nonmembers). For institutions seeking unlimited participation at a single location, a $200 group rate is available. Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 for details.

The Controversies in Critical Care webcast series is intended to provide insight into topics in critical care medicine for which no clear consensus or unequivocal evidence is available to guide practice decisions.

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