Expert consensus and recommendations on safety criteria for active mobilization of mechanically ventilated critically ill adults
Hodgson, Carol L; Stiller, Kathy; Needham, Dale M; Tipping, Claire J; Harrold, Megan; Baldwin, Claire E; Bradley, Scott; Berney, Sue; Caruana, Lawrence R; Elliott, Doug; Green, Margot; Haines, Kimberley; Higgins, Alisa M; Kaukonen, Kirsi-Maija; Leditschke, Isabel; Nickels, Marc R; Paratz, Jennifer; Patman, Shane; Skinner, Elizabeth H; Young, Paul J; Zanni, Jennifer M; Denehy, Linda; Webb, Steven A
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to develop consensus recommendations on safety parameters for mobilizing adult, mechanically ventilated, intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS A systematic literature review was followed by a meeting of 23 multidisciplinary ICU experts to seek consensus regarding the safe mobilization of mechanically ventilated patients. RESULTS Safety considerations were summarized in four categories: respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and other. Consensus...[Show more]
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