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Valley Presbyterian Hospital - ICU Proning Video

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V.O. visuals: Camera pans the exterior main entrance to Valley Presbyterian Hospital; a male doctor in a white coat over a dress shirt is seated in an interior main hallway. He is introduced with the title "Sanjay Vadgama, MD, FCCP, Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Valley Presybyterian Hospital" in lower-third.

Sanjay Vadgama, MD, FCCP (V.O.): I've been very fortunate to work with a great team in our Intensive Care Unit, and they have really helped...

V.O. visuals: Vadgama and a nurse in masks talking as they walk toward camera in hallway; closeup of them discussing a document.

Vadgama (V.O.): ...drive improvement in patient care, especially during this challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

Visual: A female healthcare professional in scrubs being interviewed, seated in hallway. She is introduced with the title "Amanda Hester, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Valley Presbyterian Hospital" in lower-third.

Amanda Hester: Patients with COVID develop fluid and inflammation of the lung...

V.O. visuals: A group of nurses wearing scrubs, masks, and gloves assisting a patient lying on his back on the bed in a hospital room; they administer the technique of proning by placing pillows on him and securing them with sheets, then rolling him over so the pillows are under him as he lays on his stomach.

Hester (V.O.): ...and because of gravity, if they're laying on their back, it's pulled to the back part of their lungs, and so putting the patient on their stomach redistributes the fluid to the front and allows the back part of your lung to expand and better oxygenate.

Visual: Vadgama seated in the main hallway.

Vadgama: Proning is a very important part of our treatment options for patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure.

Visual: A female healthcare professional in a white coat over scrubs being interviewed, seated in hallway. She is introduced with the title "Kristina Lawrence, BSN, RN, CCRN, CVRN-BC, WCC, Clinical Nurse Manager, Intensive Care Unit, Valley Presbyterian Hospital" in lower-third.

Kristina Lawrence, BSN, RN, CCRN, CVRN-BC, WCC: I would say that having proning as a treatment modality at the hospital has been a very valuable toolkit in our fight against COVID.

Visual: The female healthcare professional that had been walking with Vadgama is being interviewed, seated in hallway. She is introduced with the title "Tracy Dickens, BSN, RN, Interim Educator, Intensive Care Unit, Valley Presbyterian Hospital" in lower-third.

Tracy Dickens, BSN, RN: Since proning patients, we've seen an increase in oxygen saturation from mid-to-high 80's up until mid-to low 90's, which makes a big difference.

Hester: In our community, in particular, we live in an area with a lot of...

V.O. visuals: Hester walks into hospital room; she adjusts the dials on an oxygen machine and places an oxygen mask on a male patient sitting up in bed; closeup of patient looking up at her.

Hester (VO): ... immunocompromised patients in close proximity to each other, and so COVID-19 has spread pretty rapidly in those areas, so that makes it really important for our hospital to have proning available.

Vadgama: The main barriers for this procedure...

V.O. visuals: Dickens sitting at a desk; closeup of her hands on computer keyboard and talking on a phone; Dickens in a hospital room with Lawrence and other nurses, as they practice how to properly perform proning.

Vadgama (VO): ...were really just a learning curve for us, but the team worked together and researched the protocol and came together, and developed an education process for our nurses. From there to actually carrying the process out, was a very short time period.

Lawrence: The nice thing about working at Valley Presbyterian Hospital is we're an independent organization...

V.O. visuals: Lawrence uses a thermometer to check the temperature of a female patient in a hospital room bed; hospital staff perform various tasks in laboratories, with close ups of equipment and healthcare professionals in masks and gloves.

Lawrence (VO): ...so any time we want to implement a new process, it's very easy to get it going. Good patient care is a priority of everyone in the organization, so any time we implement a new process, the patient outcomes and patient success is really what's important to everyone.

Vadgama: Everybody deserves access to quality healthcare, and Valley Presbyterian Hospital is really a critical part of that for this community.

Dickens: I am vital because I educate my colleagues.

Lawrence: I am vital because I help create an environment in which nurses and physicians can succeed in order to produce good patient outcomes.

Vadgama: I am vital because I am part of an incredible team that leads patient care in our Intensive Care Unit.

Hester: I am vital because I care for my community.

Visual: Final end screen with “Valley Presbyterian Hospital" logo.

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