Feasibility of physical and occupational therapy beginning from initiation of mechanical ventilation.

@article{Pohlman2010FeasibilityOP,
  title={Feasibility of physical and occupational therapy beginning from initiation of mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Mark C Pohlman and William D Schweickert and Anne S. Pohlman and Celerina P Nigos and Amy J Pawlik and Cheryl L Esbrook and Linda Spears and Megan Miller and Mietka Franczyk and Deanna Deprizio and Gregory A. Schmidt and Amy C Bowman and Rhonda Barr and Kathryn E McCallister and Jesse Booth Hall and John Paul Kress},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={2089-94}
}
OBJECTIVE Physical and occupational therapy are possible immediately after intubation in mechanically ventilated medical intensive care unit patients. The objective of this study was to describe a protocol of daily sedative interruption and early physical and occupational therapy and to specify details of intensive care unit-based therapy, including neurocognitive state, potential barriers, and adverse events related to this intervention. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Detailed descriptive study of the… CONTINUE READING
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