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Mobilization is Feasible in Intensive Care Patients Receiving Vasoactive Therapy

Mobilization is Feasible in Intensive Care Patients Receiving Vasoactive Therapy

In our ICU, patients mobilized on approximately one-third of vasoactive days. Clinicians should anticipate a higher risk of hypotension during mobilization in patients receiving vasoactive therapy, which may require transient escalation of vasoactive therapy. In 119 patients undergoing vasoactive therapy on 371 cumulative vasoactive days, 195 mobilization episodes occurred (37.5% of vasoactive days). Low (76.8%) and moderate (13.7%) dose vasoactive therapies were associated with a higher probability of mobilization relative to high (9.4%) dose therapy (odds ratio = 5.50, 95% confidence interval = 2.23-13.59 and odds ratio = 2.50, 95% confidence interval = 0.95-6.59, respectively).

CriticalCare.news
August 10, 2018