Should Early Mobilization Be Routine in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

ICU-acquired weakness is a major complication of critical illness requiring mechanical ventilation. Early mobilization has been shown to decrease the negative consequences of ICU-acquired weakness. However, early mobilization might entail risks to the patient. Additional staffing needs might have a negative financial impact. This review examines whether early mobilization should be routinely performed in mechanically ventilated patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schmidt, UH; Knecht, L; MacIntyre, NR

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 867 - 875

PubMed ID

  • 27235319

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-3654

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4187/respcare.04566


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States