Early intensive care unit mobility therapy in the treatment of acute respiratory failure, Morris PE, Crit Care Med, Aug 2008
Morris PE, et al. | Crit Care Med. | 2009

This prospective cohort study evaluated the impact of implementing a mobility protocol on the proportion of ICU patients receiving physical therapy vs. usual care. Eighty percent of protocol patients received greater than 1 physical therapy session compared to usual care (47%). Protocol patients were out of bed 6 days earlier than SICU patients. ICU stay was improved by 1.4 days (P=0.025), and hospital length of stay was improved by 3.3 days (P=0.006) in protocol patients.

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Early Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Morris PE, et al. Crit Care Med. 2008;36:2238-2243.