Safety and barriers to care

Amelia G. Ross, Peter E. Morris

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16 Scopus citations


The detrimental sequelae of immobility associated with critical illness have a profound effect on patients and the health care system. Reports of beneficial outcomes associated with early ICU mobility protocols may contribute to improved patient outcomes and utilization of scarce health care resources. Early ICU mobility is feasible and safe when protocolized to include hemodynamic and ventilator thresholds. Changes in environmental culture that support multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination of activities to ensure mobility therapy as a priority can be accomplished.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S11-S13
JournalCritical Care Nurse
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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