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What are the barriers to mobilising ICU patients in a low-sedation high-mobilisation unit? An observational study

Brock, Christopher; Marzano, Vince; Wang, Jiali; Neeman, Teresa; Green, Margot; Mitchell, Imogen; Bissett, Bernie M.


Introduction: Mobilisation of intensive care (ICU) patients reduces ICU and hospital length of stay, attenuates ICU-acquired weakness, and reduces mortality 12 months post-discharge. Despite these benefits, the prevalence of mobilisation in ICU is low (12–54%). In 2012 we showed that our mobilisation rate at The Canberra Hospital (TCH) was high (54%) and our barriers to mobilisation included avoidable factors such as femoral lines and timing of procedures. These barriers may have changed with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-03-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Critical Care
DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2017.12.054


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