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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 66-68

Awake repositioning among COVID patients

1 College of Nursing, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Interventional Radiology, Shanti Mukund Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Tarika Sharma
College of Nursing, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jascp.jascp_14_21

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Awake repositioning has been recommended in various national and international guidelines for the management of COVID-19 as patients with moderate-to-severe acute respiratory distress syndrome appear to have responded well to treatment in the position changes. It involves moving patients' positions in such a way that led to improve the respiratory status. Awake repositioning among COVID patients improves ventilation, reduces hypoxemia, and improves secretion clearance. Nurses must be aware of the correct technique of awake repositioning and must educate the community at large on how to perform the awake positioning using mass media or telenursing services. The current review highlights the significance of awake repositioning in patients with COVID-19 along with nursing considerations.

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