• April 3, 2020
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Stage: ICU care

In the acute stage after withdrawal from ventilation, there may be an indication for early mobilization. 

According to the Dutch Paramedical Institute (NPI Knowledge in Motion), Covid-19 patients who have been on the ICU for a long time may experience the negative effects of inactivity, bed rest and ventilation.

Lack of movement can cause stiff joints and muscles. Mobilization is crucial for further recovery. Often early mobilization will be done by means of a bed bicycle. This improves the general condition, stimulates metabolism and digestion and activates the cardio vascular system.

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