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Table 2 Number of reported barriers to mobilisation in mechanically ventilated patients from days 1 to 7

From: Early mobilization and recovery in mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU: a bi-national, multi-centre, prospective cohort study

  ETT Sedation Inotropes Femoral line Respiratory rate PA catheter Agitated Weakness
Day 1 (n = 192) 94 92 14 22 9 14 0 0
Day 2 (n = 181) 87 85 14 21 7 14 0 0
Day 3 (n = 161) 65 69 9 18 9 7 5 0
Day 4 (n = 147) 57 58 9 11 7 5 7 2
Day 5 (n = 131) 46 47 9 14 9 2 14 6
Day 6 (n = 108) 41 42 5 9 12 0 9 10
Day 7 (n = 101) 30 36 5 11 16 0 13 11
  1. Each patient could have more than one barrier reported by ICU staff. ETT, endotracheal tube; PA, pulmonary artery.