Early Rehabilitation in the ICU: Part 1

Physiotherapy for critical care nurses

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

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Zoe Van Willigen help_outline
Critical Care Physiotherapist, University Hospital, Southampton
Lecture Summary

This lecture describes the problem of Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), and how early rehabilitation in the ICU can begin to address this. It will focus on early mobilization as a key aspect of ICU rehabilitation, and how this can be implemented in practice. Patient and family experiences of ICU rehabilitation will be explored.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and its impact on patients following critical illness
  • Appreciate the evidence for early mobilization and how it can be implemented in your own ICUs
  • Understand the experience of early rehabilitation for our patients and their family members
Additional Time Zones
  • Chicago: 24/11/2021 at 07:00
  • London: 24/11/2021 at 13:00
  • Sydney: 25/11/2021 at 00:00
Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023


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.

CME Faculty Disclosure

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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.