Prone Positioning in Adult Critical Care launch

29 November 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of new Guidance for Prone Positioning in Adult Critical Care developed with the Intensive Care Society.

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.

Please click here to read the full guidance.