Early activity is feasible and safe in respiratory failure patients.

@article{Bailey2007EarlyAI,
  title={Early activity is feasible and safe in respiratory failure patients.},
  author={Polly P Bailey and George E. Thomsen and Vicki J Spuhler and Robert N. Blair and James Jewkes and Louise Bezdjian and Kristy Veale and Larissa Rodriquez and Ramona Hopkins},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={139-45}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether early activity is feasible and safe in respiratory failure patients. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING From June 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003, we assessed safety and feasibility of early activity in all consecutive respiratory failure patients who required mechanical ventilation for >4 days admitted to our respiratory intensive care unit (RICU). A majority of patients were treated in another intensive care unit (ICU) before RICU admission. We… CONTINUE READING
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