Should Early Mobilization Be Routine in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?
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.
Schmidt, UH; Knecht, L; MacIntyre, NR
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