Search Tag: rehabilitation

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

ICU Management

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