Anne T. Affleck, Sheri Lieberman, Jan Polon, Kerry Rohrkemper; Providing Occupational Therapy in an Intensive Care Unit. Am J Occup Ther 1986;40(5):323–332. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.40.5.323
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This paper includes information required for establishing and conducting an occupational therapy program in an intensive care unit. Three common problems in the intensive care unit are immobility and prolonged bed rest, sensory deprivation and stress, and prolonged mechanical ventilation. The resolution of these rehabilitation problems through occupational therapy intervention is addressed.
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