Positioning coronavirus patients on their stomachs could save lives
Source: Elizabeth Cohen, cnn.com, April 14, 2020
By placing the sickest patients on their stomachs, it helps to increase the amount of oxygen going to their lungs.
(CNN) On Friday, Dr. Mangala Narasimhan received an urgent call. A man in his 40s with COVID-19 was in a dire situation, and her colleague wanted her to come the intensive care unit at Long Island Jewish Hospital to see if he needed to be put on life support.
Before I come over there, Narasimhan told the other doctor, try turning the patient over onto his stomach and see if that helps.
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