Kyle Enfield, MD, speaks with Wes Ely, MD, MPH, about his talk presented at the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review: Adult course in Rosemont, Illinois entitled, “Early Mobility in Critically Ill Patients: More to Come.” Dr. Ely discusses landmark studies that have shown that ICU ventilator weaning protocols, maintaining light levels of sedation in ICU patients, and early mobility protocols can improve patient outcomes and survivorship. He shares his experiences with the ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative and ICU Liberation Initiative, and provides best practices for implementing the ABCDEF Bundle. Dr. Ely is a professor of medicine and critical care at Vanderbilt School of Medicine’s Center for Health Services Research. He is also the Associate Director of Aging Research at the VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit www.iculiberation.org for more information.
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