Surgical Intensive Care Unit Optimal Mobilisation Score (SOMS) trial: a protocol for an international, multicentre, randomised controlled trial focused on goal-directed early mobilisation of surgical ICU patients

@inproceedings{Meyer2013SurgicalIC,
  title={Surgical Intensive Care Unit Optimal Mobilisation Score (SOMS) trial: a protocol for an international, multicentre, randomised controlled trial focused on goal-directed early mobilisation of surgical ICU patients},
  author={Matthew J Meyer and Anne B Stanislaus and Jarone Lee and Karen Waak and Cheryl Ryan and R Singh Saxena and Stephanie L Ball and Ulrich Schmidt and Trudy Poon and Simone Piva and Matthias Walz and Daniel S. Talmor and Manfred Blobner and Nicola Latronico and Matthias Eikermann},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Immobilisation in the intensive care unit (ICU) leads to muscle weakness and is associated with increased costs and long-term functional disability. Previous studies showed early mobilisation of medical ICU patients improves clinical outcomes. The Surgical ICU Optimal Mobilisation Score (SOMS) trial aims to test whether a budget-neutral intervention to facilitate goal-directed early mobilisation in the surgical ICU improves participant mobilisation and associated clinical outcomes… CONTINUE READING