Maureen Seckel, Clinical Nurse Specialist

National Critical Care Expert. Grandmother of Two.

Dannette Mitchell, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Innovative Nurse Leader. Mom of a Medical Student.

In ChristianaCare’s leading edge hospitals, patients with COVID-19 in danger of respiratory failure are placed on their stomachs to ease their breathing.

Prone positioning, a technique to help patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome to breathe better, had been a longtime practice on ChristianaCare’s intensive care units, with the leadership of clinical nurse specialists Maureen Seckel, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, and Dannette Mitchell, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN.

Prone positioning became a best practice nationally during the pandemic. As forerunners in the use of this evidence-based technique, caregivers on ChristianaCare’s intensive care units were able to incorporate this highly effective, life-saving measure into COVID-19 care early on.

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