Post-intensive care syndrome is now recognised as a spectrum of physical, cognitive and emotional problems that can stem from even reletively shorts stays in critical care units.
Over 100,000 patients will be treated in critical care units each year in England and Wales alone. Most are discharged to home but a significant percentage will have persistent problems.
This presentation by Derek Jones describes how motion therapy combined with a form of FES Cycling (Letto2 with FES) can help boost vital signs in even unconcious patients. The FES enhanced exercise preserves muscle mass and improves the speed and quality of rehabilitation.