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      How to Do Self-Proning to Increase Oxygen Levels

      All COVID-19 patients are required to keep a check on their oxygen saturation frequently.

      Oxygen saturation goes below 94% you should try ‘Self-Proning’ advise medical experts which improve oxygen levels.

      Meaning of Self-Proning is to lying on your belly.

      How to Do Self-Proning to Increase Oxygen Levels

      Before starting it you need pillows :

      • One should be below the neck,
      • One or two below the chest through the upper thighs and
      • Two pillows below the shins.

      NOTE : It is recommended that you should not spend more than 30 minutes in each position.

      Follow These Steps :

      • Start with lying on your belly
      • Then Lying on your right side
      • Now Sitting up with your legs extended in front of you
      • Then Lying on the left side
      • Now Go back to lying on your belly

      Dos and Don’ts for Proning.

      • You should Avoid proning for an hour after meals
      • Remember Maintain proning for only as many times as easily tolerable
      • One may prone for up to 16 hours a day, in multiple cycles, as you feel comfortable
      • Pillows may be adjusted slightly to alter pressure areas and for comfort
      • Keep a track of any pressure sores or injuries, especially around bony prominences

      Who should avoid Proning?

      Proning should be avoided in conditions :
      • Pregnancy
      • Deep venous thrombosis (treated in less than 48 hours)
      • Major cardiac conditions
      • Unstable spine, femur, or pelvic fractures
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      Health Ministry also shared a step-by-step guide for Proning :


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