When breathing is difficult and the blood oxygen concentration is lower than 94%, the doctor said that the “prone” posture can improve acute respiratory distress syndrome and reduce mortality; the picture is a situational photo. (The picture is taken from freepik)
[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report]The epidemic of Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) is severe. If people have a certain degree of contact with “confirmed cases of infection”, they will receive a notice of home isolation for 14 days and follow up daily For the second health condition, what should I do if I have difficulty breathing during home isolation and the measured blood oxygen level is lower than 94%? According to research conducted by home doctors, the “Prone position” posture can improve acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and reduce mortality! Remind that pregnant women, serious heart problems and other four groups are not applicable.
Family medical doctor Chen Xinmei on Facebook fanChen Xinmei.Home medical female physician dailyThe article emphasized that in the past, the literature mainly discussed the use of respirators in the hospital + early use of the prone posture, which can improve the oxygenation status of patients with respiratory failure and even reduce the mortality rate; this outbreak has found that it can also cause acute respiratory distress. Symptoms, when treating Wufei in foreign hospitals, I have seen doctors share this.
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Chen Xinmei said that the epidemic will consume a lot of medical capacity, so people with mild illness may not be able to live in the hospital for observation and treatment smoothly, and most people will even be required to go home and observe themselves. Therefore, the “Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India” abroad has also published the “Guide to Self-Prone Posture at Home”. In other words, you can do prone posture at home.
Beware of happy hypoxic patients It is recommended to measure blood oxygen level regularly
Chen Xinmei said that the prone position is only suitable when the patient feels that breathing is difficult, or the blood oxygen concentration is lower than 94%, then you need to start using it. If there are no symptoms, you don’t need to do it, but you should pay attention to happy hypoxic patients, even though they have no symptoms. , It is recommended to measure the blood oxygen level regularly; some contraindications are not recommended, such as: pregnant women, deep venous thrombosis in a short period of time, severe heart problems, spinal and pelvic fractures are unstable.
Chen Xinmei suggested that every posture change regularly at home does not mean lying on your stomach to the end. The prone position is for the public’s reference. If you are unlucky enough to be diagnosed, you can at least have a way to deal with it. However, it is particularly reminded that in the past large-scale studies, it is best to perform in a hospital with a respirator. Even if you use this method, the body If you feel your symptoms worsen, feel unwell, and become more asthmatic, you must go to the hospital immediately and don’t miss the golden treatment time.
Prone position on your own. (The picture is taken from Chen Xinmei’s Facebook page)
The doctor recommends that every posture change regularly at home does not mean lying on your stomach to the end. (The picture is taken from Chen Xinmei’s Facebook page)