An Environmental Scan for Early Mobilization Practices in U.S. ICUs
Bakhru RN, et al. | Critical Care Medicine | 2015

This article discusses the findings of a survey concerning early mobilization practices and infrastructure in ICUs within the United States. The authors found that only 30% of US ICUs have a written early mobilization protocol. 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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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Early Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Bakhru RN, et al. An Environmental Scan for Early Mobilization Practices in U.S. ICUs. Critical Care Medicine. 2015. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001262.