COVID-19 Manual Prone Positioning - Free Online CNE Course

Course Director: Denise Rismeyer

This free online CNE course describes the process for manual prone positioning therapy and subsequent ongoing assessment and management of intubated patients.

Target Audience

This free online CNE course is designed for nurses and allied health staff caring for intubated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the procedure for manually placing an intubated patient in the prone position.
  • Describe ongoing clinical assessments completed while an intubated patient is in the prone position.


Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

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