Without wanting to put you on the spot, what is the role of "proning"?CPAP - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.
The main indications for positive airway pressure are congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or milder cases not involving intubation where the patient has a respiratory cycle they can maintain.
The majority going into icu are sedated and intubated because their gas exchange is not exchanging. O2 sats below 90% & dropping.
Basically sedate the patient to subdue respiration. Ventilate. As patient improves reduce sedation to point where hopefully ventilation mode can be switched to a patient demand mode. Still need a level of sedation because of the intubation. You don't want a patient flailing away and ripping god knows what out.