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Don’t Place COVID-19 Ventilator Patients in Prone Position, Researchers Advise

Severely ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators are placed in a prone (face down) position because it's easier for them to breathe and reduces mortality. But that position can also cause permanent nerve damage in these patients, a new study from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine reports.