Who can benefit from early mobility
|For people in critical care, Restorative Therapies can help with in bed mobilization.
Our RT300 supine is being used in many Intensive Care Units with adults and children.|
This is part of a growing global movement to promote early mobility in the critical care environment. Research into early mobility programs of physical and occupational therapy combined with less sedation is showing improved patient outcomes such as:
- Shorter length of stays (i)
- Shorter duration of delirium and more ventilator-free days (ii)
- Improved physical outcomes and independence at discharge (ii)
Keeping severely ill patients more active and awake in ICU is not only possible, it is helpful for the patient and hopeful for everyone involved in their care.
|Read how RT300 supine is being used in Canadian ICUs|
"Technology can be a helpful rehabilitation tool in the ICU, and therapists should understand the benefits of using technology that can fit the specific needs of a critically ill patient. A RT300 Supine is one example of technology"
|i. Needham,D. et al.
Early physical medicine and rehabilitation for patients with acute
respiratory failure: a quality improvement project. Arch Phys Med
Rehabil. 2010 Apr;91(4):536-42. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.01.002.|
ii. Schwiekert WD et al. Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009 May 30;373(9678):1874-82. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60658-9. Epub 2009 May 14.
What ICU clinicians and researchers are saying
Get pedaling: RT300 Supine aids early mobility
“We can use the RT300 Supine for people who can’t get up and out of bed, but it will help them maintain strength in their arms and legs. That means that when they are healthy enough to get up, their legs and arms will be strong,’’ White said.
Enabling patients to commence therapy early in an ICU admission
"There is growing interest in the use of assistive technologies, in particular RT300 supine ergometry and muscle stimulation to commence rehabilitation early in the ICU admission" Selina Parry
Enhancing mobility and rehabilitation in critically ill patients
"in-bed RT300 Supine therapy can enhance physical activity, and appears to be safe and feasible in this group of critically ill children" Karen Choong