CCP Podcast 039: Early Mobilisation- Get Them Moving!

 December 5

by Jonathan Downham

TEAM is a program of research to evaluate the effect of early mobilisation to assess functional recovery and patient-centered outcomes of ICU survivors. Carol Hodgson is one of the lead clinicians in this project, She will be presenting at the 2015 Intensive Care Society State of the Art conference, so this is an opportunity to hear some of the areas she is concerned with.

Early mobilization and recovery in mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU: a bi-national, multi-centre, prospective cohort study.

TEAM Studies Website

Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomised controlled trial. Schweickert, W. et al The Lancet. Vol. 373, No. 9678, p1874–1882, 30 May 2009

Physiotherapy in the Intensive Care Unit Netherlands Journal of Critical Care 2011

Cycle Ergometry

Early rehabilitation in critical care (eRiCC): functional electrical stimulation with cycling protocol for a randomised controlled trial.  Parry, S. et al. BMJ 2012

Early Physical Rehabilitation in the ICU: A Review for the Neurohospitalist Mendez-Tellez et al,  Neurohospitalist. 2012.

Characterization of the use of a cycle ergometer to assist in the physical therapy treatment of critically ill patients Pires-Neto et al. Rev Bras Ter Intensiva. 2013.

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