Prone Position as Intervention in Improving Oxygenation Status among Covid 19 Patients : An Integrative Review


  • Ni Kadek Diah Purnamayanti Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Buleleng
  • Gusti Ayu Kade Ari Suwintari
  • Made Sundayana


Covid 19, prone position, hypoxia, oxygen level


Happy hypoxia is a major issue among Covid 19 patient. Prone position unsurely suggested intervention to boost the oxygen level. This integrative literture review aimed to describe the use of prone position improving oxygen level among Covid 19 patient. Keywords used during the online searching were Covid 19 and prone position and hypoxia. Inclussion criteria was only included original paper published in Bahasa Indonesia and English during 2020. Gray literature such as proceeding and unpublished thesis will be excluded. Critical appraisal tool using Olsen Baigh Scoring. There were three search enggine has been used Google Schoolar, Pubmed, ScienceDirect. Based on our finding there are 14 articles as final result. There are 57,14% (n=8) studies applied awake prone postion with oxygen therapy. Prone position also applied on intubated critically ill patient with supported device. Application of prone position in well alert patient might be modified based on patient tolerance. Outome of oxygen status were determine in blood gas analysis (BGA) result, oxygen saturation, Sequential Organ Failure Assesment (SOFA) score, and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) score. Prone position is feasible applied as supportive treatment among covid 19 patient with our without ventilator. This intervention potentially improves oxygen saturation but do not decreased risk of mortality.


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