Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Aditi G. Satti
  • Melissa Derr
  • Mary L. Fornek


Understand the importance of the team approach and the process of care issues, which lead to successful implemention of rehabilitation in the ICU patient. Understand the main neuromuscular, respiratory, and psychological conditions that affect rehabilitation in the ICU. Develop a systematic approach for implementing early mobility of ventilated patients. Execute effective measures to prevent complications in ventilated patients in the ICU.


Early Mobility Tracheostomy Tube Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Critical Illness Polyneuropathy Inspiratory Muscle Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aditi G. Satti
    • 1
  • Melissa Derr
    • 2
  • Mary L. Fornek
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pulmonary and Critical CareTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationTemple University Hospital, University of the Sciences of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Infection Prevention and ControlTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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