Search Tag: rehabilitation

ICU Management

Optimising Early Mobilisation & Rehabilitation in Intensive Care

2021 14 Sep

More than forty randomised trials have evaluated early mobilisation and rehabilitation in ICUs in the last decade. These trials usually aim to reduce the incidence of ICU acquired weakness (ICUAW) which is known to be associated with poor long-term survival, poor physical function and decreased quality of life. Eight international guidelines recommend... Read more

IT Management

VR for Better Motor Control

2021 23 Jan

A new virtual reality-based method reassesses the approach to agency and body ownership in motor control and looks promising for rehabilitation purposes, especially in elderly patients.   You might also like: Digital Healthcare Focus: Integrating Telerehabilitation in Rehabilitation Care   The accuracy of motor control depends... Read more

IT Management

‘Your COVID Recovery’ – NHS Launches Online Rehabilitation Service

2020 06 Jul

A new on-demand recovery service being launched by the U.K. National Health System (NHS) will help those suffering post-coronavirus effects. The patients would be able to contact health professionals either online or by phone.   You might also like: Providing Alternative Outpatient Delivery Channels   Called ‘Your... Read more

ICU Management

Implementation of early and structured rehabilitation in ICU

2017 22 Nov

The importance of multidisciplinary team working and communication Early mobility has been shown to be both safe and feasible within critical care populations. When introduced, early mobilisation programmes are associated with an improvement in short-term outcomes and long-term recovery in critical care patients. Despite this, point prevalence... Read more

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Innovations in monitoring: from smartphones to wearables

2017 15 Sep

This article describes recent advances and perspectives in cardiorespiratory monitoring for surgical patients, from prehabilitation to rehabilitation, from smartphones to wearable sensors.   There are over 320 million inpatient surgical procedures worldwide (Weiser et al. 2015). We learnt from the recent International Surgical Outcomes (ISOS)... Read more

ICU Management

Continuing rehabilitation after intensive care unit discharge

2017 15 Sep

Opportunities for technology and innovation This article discusses technological innovations that promote survival and enhance recovery, starting within the ICU with developments in ventilation, sedation, early mobility and ICU design. Post-ICU, the establishment of follow-up services is discussed, as are initiatives for sharing patient information... Read more

ICU Management

The hidden faces of sepsis, what do they tell us? Focal points for improving patient outcome

2017 15 Sep

Based on the patients’ perspective Nutma sheds light on the hidden faces of sepsis, calling for more expertise on sepsis sequelae. She also offers recommendations to improve recovery and outcome.   It wasn’t until 2007, after my illness that: “I came to understand the extensive process of recovery after critical illness. Moreover, I came to... Read more

Cardiology Management

Portable Device Can Help Stroke Patients Regain Hand Movement

2016 24 Oct

Neuroscientists at Newcastle University, UK have developed a small wearable device that can help stroke patients to recover movement and control of their hand permanently.   Recovering after a stroke is a difficult task as the brain must relearn skills it lost when it was damaged. On a positive note, the brain is resilient and has the capability... Read more