Updates in ICU Rehabilitation

A summary of the latest 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 Dale Needham help_outline
Professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Lecture Summary

Research and clinical practice in the field of early physical rehabilitation for critically ill patients is a dynamic field with evolving evidence from randomized controlled trials. Many studies have demonstrated the safety and feasibly of early rehabilitation interventions in the ICU, with improved patient outcomes. Consequently, international clinical practice guidelines support ICU-based physical rehabilitation. Further research is required to refine existing knowledge to identify which patients will benefit the most; determine optimal timing, duration, and type of intervention; understand potential synergistic effects with light sedation and nutritional interventions; and standardize assessment of patient outcomes.

Target Audience

Critical Care Doctors
Experienced or advanced Critical Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Recognize existing clinical practice guidelines relevant to early rehabilitation in critically ill patients
  • Appraise recent studies evaluating physical rehabilitation interventions in critically ill patients
  • Describe upcoming randomized trials evaluating early rehabilitation interventions in critically ill patients
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.

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Commercial Support

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