1 x 2000 word Assignment (relates to learning outcomes 2 and 3)
You are part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) managing a 24-year-old man admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with sepsis following a bowel resection for Crohn’s colitis. He is cardiovascularly stable yet remains fully ventilated. The MDT plan is to reduce sedation and commence weaning from the ventilator and rehabilitation.
Discuss the role of the physiotherapist in rehabilitation and weaning in the ICU with reference to the scenario above. Your discussion should be underpinned by debate and analysis of relevant literature in the field.