Early Mobilization in the #pedsICU with groundbreaker Sapna Kudchadkar from Johns Hopkins

Early Mobilization is enormously important because while survival continues to increase, so do the numbers of children who leave PICU with a new functional limitation. Survival is not enough anymore – it’s all about the quality of survival

Pediatrica Intensiva season 3 is guest edited by Professor Karen Choong from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and co hosted by Drs Greg Kelly (Sydney Children’s Hospital Network), Peta Alexander (Boston Children’s Hospital) and Mike Clifford (Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne)

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Selected references

  1. Walker, T. & Kudchadkar, S. R. Early Mobility in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Can We Move On? J Pediatrics 203, 10–12 (2018).
  2. Kudchadkar, S. R. et al. Physical Rehabilitation in Critically Ill Children: A Multicenter Point Prevalence Study in the United States. Crit Care Med 48, 634–644 (2020).
  3. Wieczorek, B. et al. PICU Up! Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17, e559–e566 (2016).
  4. Choong, K. et al. Practice Recommendations for Early Mobilization in Critically Ill Children. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care 07, 014–026 (2018).
  5. Simone, S. et al. Implementation of an ICU Bundle. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18, 531–540 (2017).
  6. Zheng, K. et al. Impressions of Early Mobilization of Critically Ill Children—Clinician, Patient, and Family Perspectives*. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19, e350–e357 (2018).
  7. Ista, E. et al. Mobilization practices in critically ill children: a European point prevalence study (EU PARK-PICU). 1–11 (2020) doi:10.1186/s13054-020-02988-2.

Season 3, Episode 2
Published: May 11, 2021
Run time: 1.05.55

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