Arjo, together with Prof. Rik Gosselink - a professor of Respiratory Rehabilitation Science at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium , invites you to discuss how critically ill COVID-19 patients suffer from severe muscle weakness and functional decline during their ICU stay, the early mobility interventions applicable to them and much more.
We will discuss:
- Critically ill COVID-19 patients also suffer from severe muscle weakness and functional decline during their ICU stay
- Early mobility started later due to restrictions related to isolation, deep sedation, infection control and prone positioning
- Most of the early mobility interventions are applicable in COVID-19 patients
- Restrictions in available equipment and personal protection are barriers
Professor Rik Gosselink PT, PhD, FERS
Department Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium