Research suggests ICU patients can participate in cognitive therapy

05/10/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

ICU patients can participate in cognitive therapy at the bedside, Vanderbilt University researchers reported at the American Geriatrics Society's annual meeting. ICUs have moved toward less patient sedation, making cognitive therapy more feasible, and the researchers said they used a booklet that allowed intubated patients to respond during therapy by pointing rather than speaking.

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