Benefits of Early Mobilization in Intensive Care Units
“We do know that when evidence linked towards getting patient moving sooner and consistently is very much associated with improving patient outcome.”
David McWilliams, Consultant Physiotherapist Critical Care of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK, provides us with his view on Early Mobilization in Intensive Care Units, the benefits for patients, caregivers and the institution as well as the challenges hospitals face in implementing Early Mobility programs.
At all steps in your Early Mobility program, Getinge can support with a complete solution from in bed to out of bed mobilization using Citadel bed, Maxi Transfer Sheet, Sara Combilizer and passive and active patient lifters. A fully dedicated sales, service and training team will provide you with the optimal solution for your institution.
“In the modern ICUs, when facing ARDS patients, there is a package of possibilities in order to adapt to the different conditions and severity for a high percentage of success.”
ARDS patients - still a major problem inside the ICU
Professor Massimo Antonelli, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, A. Gemelli University Hospital of Rome, Italy, share with us some facts and figures about Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) patients and explain what can be the journey of the most severe ones in the intensive care units.
At all steps of ARDS patients care, Getinge can support you with a complete solution of ventilators like the state-of-the-art SERVO-U, beds and early mobility devices, ECMO system and advanced monitoring equipment, and with a fully dedicated sales, service and supported by training staff.
“The most important benefit for the patient in a healing environment is the reduction of stress and therefore the reduction of pharmacological sedation and at least the reduction of mental distress, especially delirium.”
State-of-the-art designed ICUs offer advantages for staff and patients
PD Dr. Thomas Iber, Medical Director and Anke Windischmann, Head of the ICU department at the Klinikum Mittelbaden Baden-Baden Balg, Germany tell us what Healing Environment means to them, who will benefit from state-of-the-art designed ICUs and share their experience of working in such a calm ambience.
Getinge will not only sell, install and support you with equipment for your ICU rooms, Getinge can also be your partner in designing a Healing Environment. With customized solutions to meet each customer’s specific requirements, we can provide dedicated room layouts, using natural colors, wooden decorations and warm materials, combined with stimulating pictures printed on the wall and a sophisticated light concept. Complemented by the latest ceiling supply units, Getinge creates the most flexible and ergonomic workspace contributing to a Healing Environment.