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A multidisciplinary approach to early mobilization of patients with burns.
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PMID:  23221442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Mobilizing patients with burns can be challenging due to their unique characteristics. Many times, common practice is to elevate and immobilize the burned extremity after debridement and grafting. On the contrary, mobility is imperative for patients with burns, as patients can lose function and flexibility quickly. The objective of this article was to review the current evidence related to early ambulation in patients with burns as well as barriers to mobilization within a burn intensive care unit. It also provides a demonstration of how a nurse at the bedside in collaboration with a physical therapist can implement these interventions and assist with early ambulation in patients with burns.
Sarah Taylor; Sophie Manning; Jill Quarles
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nursing quarterly     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1550-5111     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurs Q     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704517     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurs Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-62     Citation Subset:  N    
Trauma Burn Intensive Care Unit (Ms Taylor) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Mss Manning and Quarles), University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems, Ann Arbor.
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