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Following a chart review that indicated few (24%) medical ICU (MICU) patients received consultation for physical therapy (PT) or occupational therapy (OT) — a percentage almost 50% lower than at two other academic medical centers in the same city — as well as a higher prevalence of deep sedation, the authors elected to initiate a QI project designed to reduce the use of deep sedation and improve patients' functional ability.

QI Process Promotes Early Mobilization of ICU Patients