Crit Care Nurs Q 2022 Jan-Mar 01;45(1):74-82
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Mr Rezvani), Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery (Dr Esmaeili), and Advanced Thoracic Research Center (Dr Rahimi), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; and Department of Biostatistics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran (Dr Maroufizadeh).
The effect of early mobilization on hemodynamic parameters of patients under mechanical ventilation has been associated with positive results and yet its effect on specific respiratory parameters is less well appreciated. This article reports the results of a study of a randomized clinical trial of intensive care unit patients receiving mechanical ventilation. The findings of this study confirmed that a 4-step protocol for early mobilization can improve Pao2, O2 saturation, Pao2/Fio2 (fraction of inspired oxygen) ratio, and pulmonary compliance. Read More