Early Mobilisation in the ICU

A review of the evidence

The lecture duration is 31min.

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CEUs, 0.5 CME credits approval pending.
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Carol Hodgson
Professor of Research and Head of the Division of Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies, Monash University, Australia
Lecture Summary

The quality of survival for patients after intensive care unit (ICU) admission is a major health challenge that has been described as the defining challenge for critically ill in the 21st century. ICU survivors may have delayed and compromised functional recovery, which can persist for months or years. Preliminary evidence suggests critically ill patients admitted to ICU who are expected to require prolonged mechanical ventilation may benefit from early activity and mobilisation. However, the type of activities, the timing of the intervention and an effective dose remains unclear. This talk will review the latest evidence.

Target Audience

Critical Care Doctors
Experienced or advanced Critical Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Understand ICU acquired weakness and the impact on patient outcomes
  • Describe the benefits of early mobilisation
  • Acknowledge the limitations in the current research about the timing, type and dose of early mobilisation