RESULTS: 16 patients (25% female) with median age 54 years were located in the medical ICUs. 100% had two or more medical comorbidities. The most common diagnoses for admission were sepsis (37.5%) and acute respiratory distress (18.8%). The 185 daily activities performed in these patients were divided into conventional CCM (21%), respiratory (4%), medical (77%), and surgical (1%) interventions. In the surgical/trauma ICUs there were 27 patients (20% female) with median age 44 years. The most common reasons for admission were trauma (50%) and postoperative recovery (40%). The 152 daily activities performed were: conventional CCM (21%), respiratory (29%), medical (33%), and surgical (18%) interventions. Thus, medical and respiratory interventions represented the majority of daily tasks in medical (81%) and surgical (62%) ICUs.