Early Mobilisation in the ICU

A review of the evidence

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CEUs, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN, EB Medicine

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Professor Carol Hodgson help_outline
Head of the Division of Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Lecture Summary

The quality of survival for patients after intensive care unit (ICU) admission is a major health challenge that has been described as the defining challenge for critically ill in the 21st century. ICU survivors may have delayed and compromised functional recovery, which can persist for months or years. Preliminary evidence suggests critically ill patients admitted to ICU who are expected to require prolonged mechanical ventilation may benefit from early activity and mobilisation. However, the type of activities, the timing of the intervention and an effective dose remains unclear. This talk will review the latest evidence.

Target Audience

Critical Care Doctors
Experienced or advanced Critical Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Understand ICU acquired weakness and the impact on patient outcomes
  • Describe the benefits of early mobilisation
  • Acknowledge the limitations in the current research about the timing, type and dose of early mobilisation
Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.

Commercial Support

This activity received no commercial support.