Fisioterapia em pacientes críticos adultos: recomendações do Departamento de Fisioterapia da Associação de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira

Eduardo Ériko Tenório de França, Francimar Ferrari, Patrícia Fernandes, Renata Cavalcanti, Antonio Duarte, Bruno Prata Martinez, Esperidião Elias Aquim, Marta Cristina Paulete Damasceno
2012 Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva  
Complications from immobility in intensive care unit patients contribute to functional decline, increased healthcare costs, reduced quality of life and higher post-discharge mortality. Physical therapy focuses on promoting recovery and preserving function, and it may minimize the impact of these complications. A group of Brazilian Association of Intensive Care Medicine physical therapy experts developed this document that contains minimal physical therapy recommendations appropriate to the
more » ... lian real-world clinical situation. Prevention and treatment of atelectasis, procedures related to the removal of secretions and treatment of conditions related to physical deconditioning and functional decline are discussed. Equally important is the consideration that prescribing and executing activities, mobilizations and exercises are roles of the physical therapist, whose diagnosis should precede any intervention.
doi:10.1590/s0103-507x2012000100003 fatcat:3ycqd2i5srdzrn67xop4mqacte