Early mobilisation in the intensive care unit: evidence, outcome measures and clinical considerations


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The Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University is pleased to announce the following upcoming seminar entitled: 

"Early mobilisation in the intensive care unit: evidence, outcome measures and clinical considerations"

This seminar aims to provide an update on recent advances and innovative approaches to the early mobilisation of patients suffering from critical illnesses. The presentation will review emerging scientific literature, including patient risk stratification, the latest evidence-based recommendations and healthcare impact of early physiotherapy applied for this patient group. The presentation aims to highlight the ways we should approach early mobilisation in ICU and the most appropriate outcomes to use in order to measure our effectiveness. It is hoped this session will allow for engaging interactive discussions regarding the evolution of our practice in this field of research and practice.


Claire Tipping is a Senior Physiotherapist in the intensive care unit (ICU) stream of The Alfred Hospital. Claire is a current PhD candidate of Monash University, under the supervision of Dr. Carol Hodgson. Her thesis aims to determine the factors that affect physical function and outcomes before, during and after critical illness. Claire has a passion for physiotherapy in the ICU and trauma populations and is keen to implement strategies to improve health outcomes for patients suffering from critical illness. Claire has published 9 articles and presented at national conferences. She is also on the management committee for the Treatment of invasively ventilated adults with Early Activity and Mobilisation (TEAM) trial.


Any health professionals interested in cardiorespiratory medicine, including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, respiratory nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.


The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.


6:00 – 7:30pm, Thursday 9th November, 2017.


'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3, Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus Monash University. Parking is free of charge after 5pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building W. Refer map (http://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/71690/6-Peninsulacolour.pdf) or Peninsula home page (http://www.monash.edu/about/our-locations/peninsula-campus) for further information.

We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting session!

More Information
Contact Name Lauren Hatch
Contact Email med.physioshortcourses@monash.edu
Contact Phone 9904 4468