“Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Physical Training”
Critically ill patients who require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are the sickest in the hospital. More patients are surviving but survivors have compromised functional recovery for months or years. This trial aims to determine if early, physical training commenced within 48 hours of ECMO is feasible and improves muscle strength and functional status in patients compared to standard practice in a randomised controlled trial of 30 ICU patients.
Behavioral - Early activity and Mobilisation intervention
The early activity and mobilisation intervention is comprised of exercises based on a reproducible, physiological approach using both strength and functional activities
A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Physical Training (ECMO-PT)