USCIITG PEIR

Program for Early ICU Rehabilitation (USCIITG-PEIR) and USCIITG-Burn: Physical therapists, respiratory therapists, speech language pathologists, and occupational therapists are essential for coordinating rehabilitation of critically ill or injured patients.  Early rehabilitation may help ameliorate severe deconditioning associated with post-ICU syndrome (PICS), which presents as long-term physical, cognitive, and mental health problems after severe critical illness or injury.  USCIITG-PEIR seeks to identify areas of heterogeneity of care and to improve early rehabilitation for critically ill or injured patients.  Within a DOD-funded project, USCIITG-PEIR collaborates with USCIITG-Burn to actively enroll patients in a multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial to measure the effect of early rehabilitation on hospital stay, muscle loss, and functional outcomes in burn patients with acute respiratory failure.  For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Morris at pemorris@wakehealth.edu.