SESSION TITLE: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster Discussion
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
PURPOSE: Prolonged Immobilization is one of the most significant factors contributing to the long term complications in the intensive care unit (ICU) despite ample evidence available indicating that early mobilization improves multiple clinical outcomes, costs and patient satisfaction. We aimed to determine if integrating early mobility in the ICU will improve immediate outcomes related to the overuse of sedation, RASS score, and the likelihood of re-intubation.