Overall Goals and Objectives:
1. To review the epidemiology of weakness acquired by patients with critical illness.
2. To describe the relationship between immobility, sedation and ICU-acquired weakness.
3. To detail pivotal clinical studies of early exercise and mobilization in ICU patients.
4. To discuss practical implementation of an early exercise and mobilization program, including criteria for consultation, therapy progression, and tracking outcomes.
Schweickert, MD, William, "Managing the Interface of Sedation, Weakness and ICU Rehabilitation" (2012). Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds. Presentation 57.