and with depressing mental status.
Can be initiated 2-5 days of ICU admission
A safety study conducted in Korea shows early mobility with physical therapy did not cause any serious adverse events (Lee et al., 2015, p. 675).
Safety Criteria for Stopping a PT/OT Mobilization Session
In the study of Witcher et al. (2015, p. 344), there is a reduction in delirium episodes and an increased in the number of ventilator-free days were observed.
Decline in ICU and hospital length of stay (Wahab et al., 2015, p. 9).
Good recovery of gait function on subjects that are ambulatory before illness (Mehrholz, Muckel, Oehmichen, and Pohl, 2015, p. 8).
For the medically stable patients, decreased airway, pulmonary and vascular complications.
Reduce deconditioning and formation of venous thromboembolism (Booth et al., 2016, p. 288).
Improve overall strength and function with a structured mobility program.
Reduction in the use of benzodiazepine, improve delirium and decreased in hospital length of stay (Needham et al., 2010, p. 540).
Alliances between physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, respiratory therapy and ICU physician.
Various mobility equipment may be use such as over bed cycle ergometer, tilt table, ICU cardiac walker and Moveo XP active exercise device.
Physical therapy (PT) receives a consult from ICU physician, PT evaluates the patient’s mobility needs and uses a mobility scale to document functional level
ICU Medical decision guide for mobility is used by…