PASSIVE RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISES ON INTUBATED (LEVEL IV) PATIENTS AT THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (2017)

Victor Vincent Abacahin, R.N., Alleana Marie Gegajo, R.N., Keigh Anne Duldulao, R.N.

(World Citi Medical Center)

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The physiological consequences of bed rest and inactivity are detrimentally affecting the physical functioning and of the many body systems. Mobilization of these patients presents challenges to health care professionals. The focus of the study is the determination of the effectiveness of passive range of motion exercises on intubated patients.

 

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study is to assess the responses and improvement of patients to an early standardized passive range of motion exercises to intubated patients.

 

METHODS:

An experimental analysis was conducted on the subject patient applying pre-test and post-test design. The pre-test which included the initial assessment and the appropriate approach with regards to the patient was done by the physiotherapist. Succeeding rendered routines as prescribed was done by the nurse on duty and duly endorsed to whoever would be the next nurse on duty. The result of each rendered routines are analyzed and compared to know how it affects the patients.

 

RESULTS:

The study revealed that in terms of consciousness the Passive range and motion Exercises to Intubated (Level IV) patient have positive effect (minimal increases in the level of consciousness). On the joint integrity, it was observed that there is significant increase on the range of motion. In terms of skin integrity, no signs of developing pressure ulcer on the skin were observed on the patients.