Conscious Proning: An Introduction of a Proning Protocol for Non-Intubated, Awake, Hypoxic Emergency Department COVID-19 Patients

Proning may prove to be of great clinical benefit to the large number of COVID-19 patients with severe hypoxemia. This article provides appropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria for safe and effective use of prone positioning of awake COVID-19 patients in the ED, as a non-invasive treatment that may prevent worsening hypoxemia and respiratory failure.