Early mobility in critically ill patients is not only feasible and safe, but has the potential to prevent or treat complications of critical illness. What is the process for mobilizing patients in your unit? How early do you start this process? In this issue, Perme and Chandrashekar review the evidence related to early mobility and walking with critically ill patients and describe their program.
See Article, pp 212–221
The American College of Critical Care Medicine recently developed clinical practice guidelines for support of the family in the patient-centered ICU. These include assessing psychological symptoms such as stress and anxiety levels of the family members.
In this issue, McAdam and Puntillo summarize what is known regarding family members’ symptom experiences in the ICU and factors influencing their experiences. They found the following:
See Article, pp 200–210
New graduate nurses are frequently not hired in the ICU, and some managers believe that...