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Mapping of a curriculum renewal journey : lessons learned
(Health & Medical Publication Group, 2014-10)
A curriculum is described as an expression of educational ideas in practice. It is a living document which should be adaptable to a changing environment. When faced with specific contextual challenges that required ...
Physiotherapy in the intensive care unit
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : While physiotherapy has been recommended by scientific societies as integral to the management of critically ill patients, great variation has been reported in the role of the physiotherapist in the ...
The profile of a surgical ICU in a public sector tertiary hospital in South Africa
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Objective: To describe the baseline data of a surgical ICU in South Africa before the implementation of an evidence-based physiotherapy practice protocol. Design: Prospective cohort observational study ...
The development of a clinical management algorithm for early physical activity and mobilization of critically ill patients : synthesis of evidence and expert opinion and its translation into practice
(Sage publishers, 2011-04)
Objective: To facilitate knowledge synthesis and implementation of evidence supporting early physical activity and mobilization of adult patients in the intensive care unit and its translation into practice, we developed ...
The implementation and evaluation of a best practice physiotherapy protocol in a surgical ICU
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Introduction: It is increasingly being recognized that how intensive care services are delivered may have a greater impact on patient outcome than the individual therapies. Uncertainty regarding the optimal ...
Reliability of ultrasonic diaphragm thickness measurement in mechanically ventilated infants and children : a pilot study
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018)
Background: Diaphragmatic atrophy in mechanically ventilated infants and children may be due to ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction, which could lead to extubation failure. Ultrasound may be used as a means by ...