J Acute Care Surg.  2018 Apr;8(1):2-6. 10.17479/jacs.2018.8.1.2.

Rehabilitation in Intensive Care Unit

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  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. duocl79@gmail.com

Abstract

In the past, critically ill patients in intensive care units have often been managed with bed rest and sedation. On the other hand, prolonged bed rest results in deconditioning and many survivors from the intensive care unit suffer from physical and mental sequelae. Therefore, rehabilitation in intensive care units has been started to prevent them. Recently, many positive results about the effectiveness and safety of rehabilitation in intensive care units were published. In this review, the evidence and the practical point of rehabilitation in intensive care units are discussed.

Keyword

Rehabilitation; Intensive care units; Early ambulation

MeSH Terms

Bed Rest
Critical Care*
Critical Illness
Early Ambulation
Hand
Humans
Intensive Care Units*
Rehabilitation*
Survivors
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