Mobile, awake and critically ill

Herridge, Margaret S.
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p725
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the article written by Clavet published from the same issue regarding an evaluation of the prevalence and risk factors for joint contractures in patients with critical illness. She believes that the success of the intensive care medicine can bring many patients out of the intensive care unit (ICU) with severe disabilities. She suggests that a cultural shift in the ICU to greater mobility and increased wakefulness may decrease the morbidity of the ICU stay.


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