This guideline describes Prone Positioning for Hypoxic Respiratory Failure at the Alfred ICU.
Hi are you doing your echos apically while patient prone between pillows in usual Apical acoustic window ? Portable hand held or ultrasound machine ? Thanks
Yes, we do our echos via an apical window by adjusting the pillows around to allow the probe. In some patients you back find a window though the left side of the back. And yes, we use Phillips EPIQ and GE Vivid machines – essential to get images for patients on high PEEP and with poor windows.
(Head of General ICU, Alfred ICU)