|Updated: June 8, 2021|
Article describes the clinical characteristics of patients after intensive care unit (ICU) treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were admitted for inpatient rehabilitation.
|ICU Recovery Network compilation of approximately 2,500 hand-selected publications (January 2021)||Published by the Mobilization-network, an international open forum for those who are interested in the early mobilization and rehabilitation of mechanically ventilated intensive care patients.|
|The role of speech and language therapists in the intensive care unit (September 2019)||Describes role SLPs can play in ICU, including assessment, rehabilitation and advice in areas of communication, swallowing and tracheostomy weaning.|
|Occupational Therapy in the ICU: A Scoping Review of 221 Documents (2019)||This review by Ontario-based OTs notes that physical rehab is more prevalent in ICUs, but that opportunities exist for OTs to make significant contributions in areas like ADLs, cognition, etc.|
|Rehabilitation in the ICU for PTs, OTs and SLPs: ICU Mobility Checklist (December 2019)||Publication from Alberta Health Services. Shared with permission.|
|Early Mobility in the ICU: Translating the Rehab Approach to Acute Care (2017)||Presentation by Vincent Lo, Critical Care Physiotherapist at UHN/Toronto General and Lecturer, UofT|
|Occupational Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review Occupational Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review (July 2017)||
A synthesis of the available literature on occupational therapy interventions performed in the ICU.
|Physical rehabilitation interventions for adult patients during critical illness: An overview of systematic reviews (2016)||This overview confirms physical rehabilitation delivered in the early stages of critical illness in the intensive care unit (ICU) produces improvements in a range of outcomes.|
|Early Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit: Preventing Physical and Mental Health Impairments (December 2013)||Addresses evidence-based rehabilitation interventions to reduce the physical and mental health impairments associated with post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).|
|Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomized controlled trial (2009)||RCT demonstrates better functional outcomes for ventilated patients with daily interruption of sedation and physical and occupational therapy.|
|CPA Position Statement on Physiotherapy in the ICU||Cites evidence that early mobilization in ICU results in decreased length of stay in ICU and decreased overall hospital stay.|