Multidisciplinary rehabilitation in ventilator-dependent patients: Call for action in specialized inpatient facilities
J.. Wincka,, , R.. Camachob, N.. Ambrosinoc
a Department of Pulmonology, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Portugal & Linde Healthcare, Pullach, Germany
b REMEO Program, Colombia
c Weaning and Rehabilitation Unit, Auxilium Vitae Rehabilitation Center, Volterra, Italy

The numbers of patients needing prolonged mechanical ventilation are growing. The rehabilitation programs to be implemented in specialized inpatient facilities are ill defined. There is a clear need to establish guidelines to define the optimal rehabilitation program in this setting. In this article we review the current evidence and propose some guidance.

Rehabilitation, Ventilator-dependent patients, Weaning facilities


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