- •A formalized early mobility program in the neurocritical care unit is feasible for stroke patients.
- •Use of a defined algorithm yielded more frequent mobilizations.
- •No additional adverse events were reported with early mobilization of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:AVERT (A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial), ICH (intracerebral hemorrhage), ICU (intensive care unit), LOS (length of stay), NCCU (neuroscience critical care unit)
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Supported by a grant (No. T32 AG027668-07) from the National Institutes of Health during the conduct of the study and funding from the Helene Fuld Leadership Program for the Advancement of Patient Safety and Quality.
Disclosures: Robert Stevens, MD, serves on the advisory boards and received honoraria from Portola Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck. Victor Urrutia, MD, is the principal investigator for the investigator-initiated trial Safety of Intravenous Thrombolytics in Stroke on Awakening (SAIL ON), funded by Genentech Inc. The other authors have nothing to disclose.