AQUACEL® Foam Pro and AQUACEL® Foam dressings are designed to protect the skin from breakdown caused by moisture and shear forces when used as part of a protocol of care.*
Clinicians have used prone positioning as a treatment modality for patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome for more than 40 years1, and the procedure has seen a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pressure injuries are a complication of prone positioning that may also occur with supine positioning in these patients.1-3
*As demonstrated in vitro
1. Mitchell DA, Seckel MA. Acute respiratory distress syndrome and prone positioning. AACN Advanced Critical Care. 2018; 29: 415-425.
2. Girard R, Baboi L, Ayzac L, Richard JC, Guerin C. The impact of patient positioning on pressure ulcers in patients with severe ARDS: results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial on prone
positioning. Intensive Care Med. 2014; 40: 397–403. doi 10.1007/s00134-013-3188-1.
3. Nazerali RS, Song KR, Wong MS. Facial pressure ulcer following prone positioning. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010; 63: e413-e414.