Answer & Explanation

You are a nurse on an adult surgical ICU unit and part of your unit’s quality improvement committee. Often, patients on this unit lose physical function ability as a result of their inpatient stay. This functional decline may result in increased length of stay (LOS), nursing home placement, and decreased mobility and participation in community activities even years after hospitalization. Your committee is interested in learning more about this problem. A suggestion from the committee was to explore the literature to see if an ICU-based physical activity rehabilitation program could improve the highlighted outcomes pico

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