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Mobilizing ICU Patients: Safety Assessment Guidelines
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For more information about this assessment: Mobilizing ICU Patients: Safety Assessment Assessment
Classification
Exploratory: Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Short Description of Instrument
Impaired mobility is a consequence for hospital patients with acute life-threatening illnesses and treatment of these patients includes increasing mobility and independence.
 
Main safety factors that are considered: Medical background, respiratory and cardiovascular reserve, hematologic factors and factors that are extrinsic to the patient. Questions provided for each domain.
References
Stiller K. Safety issues that should be considered when mobilizing critically ill patients. Crit Care Clin. 2007;23(1):35–53.
 
Perme C, Chandrashekar RK. Managing the patient on mechanical ventilation in ICU: early mobility and walking program. Acute Care Perspect. 2008;17(1):10–15.
Recommended Instrument for
SAH
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