This abstract, presented at ESCIM 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, summarizes the findings of an international survey concerning early mobilization practices and infrastructure. The authors found that ICU's infrequently have a written early mobilization protocol (20-30% across four researched countries). The authors also found that common barriers to mobilization include safety concerns, staffing levels, and competing priorities. They conclude that written early mobility protocols are uncommon, infrastructure is limited, and regional differences exist.
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