Check out this amazing podcast episode of Kali Dayton’s Walking Home from the ICU where experts Dr. Nikki SanMiguel-Stephens DNP APRN FNP-C, NE-BC, Phillip Gonzalez OTR, MOT, and Jenna Hightower PT, DPT, CCS explore how verticalization therapy can transform the patient experience and clinical outcomes in the ICU.
Kali brings together physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing to provide different perspectives and insights into all things verticalization.
Verticalization therapy is a therapeutic approach using equipment, manual assistance, or other various technologies to gradually tilt a patient from supine to 90 degrees in a slow and controlled manner, traditionally accomplished without any hip flexion using tilt tables.
Verticalization refers to putting the body in an upright position where the head and upper body is placed in a position higher than the lower body in a vertical plane. Verticalization therapy is often used as a therapeutic modality by the interdisciplinary care team in the hospital setting and other settings to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of various medically complex patients who are unable to achieve that upright position without assistance.
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