Lisa Daniels, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Lisa Daniels, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She also serves as the Clerkship Director for the Critical Care Medicine at Emory, as well as the Assistant Program Director for the Emory Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship: Critical Care. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN where she served as chief fellow.
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…