Being confined to an ICU bed is hard for many patients for even a couple of weeks, let alone for over one hundred days. Patient ambulation not only has the benefit of counteracting the harmful effects of prolonged bedrest1, but it can improve patient mood.2 Watch the story of one such ICU patient.
1. Babb, T., Levine, B., & Philley, J. (2012). ICU-acquired weakness: an extension of the effects of bed rest. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 185(2), 230-231.
2. Vouri I. Does Physical Activity Enhance Health? Patient Education and Conuseling. 1998;33(1):S95-S103.