The Face of COVID-19: Facial Pressure Wounds Related to Prone Positioning in Patients Undergoing Ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit

Sydney T. Jiang, Christina H. Fang, Jen Ting Chen, Richard V. Smith

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Abstract

In the setting of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019)–associated moderate and severe acute respiratory distress, persistently hypoxemic patients often require prone positioning for >16 hours. We report facial pressure wounds and ear necrosis as a consequence of prone positioning in patients undergoing ventilation in the intensive care unit in a tertiary medical center in New York City.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • ARDS
  • COVID-19
  • coronavirus
  • facial pressure ulcer
  • pressure wound
  • prone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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