Early Mobility Assessment for Critically Ill Patients

Online Course: Early Mobility Assessment for Critically Ill Patients

Learn about the benefits of early mobility programmes for critically unwell patients and how to assess these patients prior to a mobility intervention.

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Presented by:

Chukwuebuka Okeke

Clinician-Researcher with a special interest in critical care and ageing.

1-1.5 hours

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As management of critically ill patients improves, more people are surviving critical illness episodes. However, prolonged stays in intensive care units have various negative effects including increased morbidity and mortality, decreased function and long term weakness. Early mobility programmes can help to address these complications, but patients need to be carefully assessed and monitored to ensure the safety of these programmes. This course introduces early mobility programmes and highlights key assessment points that must be undertaken prior to a mobility programme commencing.


This course aims to introduce early mobility in intensive care settings and to describe what assessments need to be undertaken prior to commencing a mobility programme.


This course is made up of videos, readings, and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading Activities
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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