Bibliography of ICU Rehab-related publications (Updated Monthly)
Publications List: Download Bibliography
ICU Rehab Resource Sheet
Frequently updated list of ICU Rehabilitation resources and conferences.
ICU Activity Codes
At the International ICU PM&R meeting in San Francisco (May 2012), attendees wanted to create uniform categories for activity levels in the ICU and associated definitions for these categories. With input from attendees, Carol Hodgson, PT, PhD (Monash University, Australia) adapted the categories that have been used as part of the ICU Rehab program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Hodgson then created definitions based on a consensus of experts from her multi-site ICU Rehab study and from the MICU Rehab program at Johns Hopkins. We welcome others to consider using these categories and definitions in order to help standardize measurement of ICU activities and to enable comparisons between ICU sites.
Activity Codes & Definitions for Intl ICU PMR
The ICU Rehab networks suggests using standardized criteria to report on safety of early mobilization via this document: Safety events
ICU Mobility Scale
The ICU Mobility Scale is a valid and reliable scale to describe, plan, measure and document mobility of ICU patients, developed by Hodgson et al.: ICU Mobility Scale
Optimizing Comfort with Endotracheal Tube
This checklist for helping optimize patient comfort while awake with an endotracheal tube is based on a literature search and refinement by experts in the field: Checklist ETT-tolerance.pdf
Additional ICU Rehab Resources
Additional information on how to implement a multi-disciplinary ICU Rehab team in your hospital.
Frequently updated list of ICU Rehabilitation resources
Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) Group at Johns Hopkins University
OACIS is a multidisciplinary clinical and research group focused on understanding and improving patient outcomes after critical illness and surgery. OACIS activities include clinical quality improvement projects and research focused on longitudinal, long-term patient outcomes assessments, with the evaluation of physical, cognitive, and mental health outcomes.
Improving Long-Term Outcomes Research for Acute Respiratory Failure
This is an NIH-funded research infrastructure project that created free resources to assist clinical researchers in conducting long-term outcome studies by creating and disseminating practical tools for maximizing patient cohort retention for longitudinal long-term outcomes research studies. As well as to create and disseminate statistical tools and programs to appropriately address truncation due to mortality when analyzing long-term functional outcomes in this patient population.
Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship (CIBS) Center at Vanderbilt University
CIBS is an inter-professional team focused on patients who are or have been, critically ill and who have suffered from delirium and are at risk for long-term cognitive, functional, and neuropsychological impairments.
Asia Mobilization Network
Asia Mobilization Network is an organization, composed of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals who are dedicated to developing early mobilization programs in the ICU.