Katherine Nugent, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Katherine Nugent, MD is an Assistant Professor in both the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Nugent is also the Co-Clerkship Director: Critical Care Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, as well as the Associate Director of the 5TS Surgical/Transplant Intensive Care Unit at Emory University Hospital.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Introduction: Every year in the United States, more than 5.7 million patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), of which 25-50% develop ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW), defined as new onset weakness that occurs during critical illness. Patients with ICU-AW have worse outcomes including increased mortality, longer hospitalizations, worse quality of life years after they leave the ICU, and greater healthcare costs. Early mobilization is a low-risk strategy associated with improvement in ICU-AW, and society guidelines recommend a multidisciplinary approach, including physical…