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Wake Forest ICU Mobility Protocol

Published: by Society of Critical Care Medicine

Topic: Airway Safety, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI), Falls, Iatrogenic Delirium, Pressure Ulcers, Readmissions, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) | Resource type: Policy/Protocol

Objective: Immobilization and subsequent weakness are consequences of critical illness. Despite the theoretical advantages of physical therapy to address this problem, it has not been shown that physical therapy initiated in the intensive care unit offers benefit.

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