Mobilize your patients, improve your outcomes
As Your Specialist in Acute Care, we understand that traditionally, every patient admitted to an ICU is immediately put on enforced bed rest. Research now shows that bed rest can have adverse effects on muscles and organs, which can impair neuropsychological functions and reduce movement capacity. As a result, the concept of 'early mobilization' (EM) in the ICU is attracting considerable attention. Early mobilization can lead to the following patient benefits:
- Decrease in delirium1
- More ventilator-free days
- Reduced length of ICU stay and care costs2,3
- Improved independent functional status at hospital discharge1
Proven facts: Benefits of early mobilization
Early mobilization is an intervention which has shown to prevent ICU acquired weakness.