CCP Podcast 058: Early Mobilisation. Do we know it works?

 November 10

by Jonathan Downham

This is a very interesting chat I had with Dr Bronwen Connolly who is a Consultant Clinical research Physiotherapist and an NIHR post-doctoral research fellow about early mobilisation in the critical care.

She was asked to present at the ICS SOA 2016 to summarise key evidence published in 2016 examining physical rehabilitation in critical illness and also consider methodological trial design features in interpretation of results.

It would seem from the discussion that one of the main problems with the research is that there is no agreement on the end points which should be measured.

Some of the papers discussed were:

A Randomised Trial of an Intensive Physical Therapy Program for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Early, goal-directed mobilisation in the surgical intensive care unit: a randomised controlled trial

Standardised Rehabilitation and Hospital Length of Stay Among Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure: A Randomised Clinical Trial.

Interview Questions for Advanced Critical Care Practitioners

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