Quality Café: Patient-Centred Rehabilitation in the ICU

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Event Description

In Vancouver General early mobilization is routine but coordination of specific care planning for patients with competing rehabilitation needs was lacking. Patients and families were rarely involved in planning rehabilitation and little feedback was available about the patient’s experience. The aim of this quality improvement project was to implement patient-centred, inter-professional rehabilitation plans for selected, long-stay patients over a 6-month timeline.

The key determining factor in successful rehabilitation for long-term patients in the ICU is involving patients and families in rehabilitation care planning activities from the start.

Join us to learn about how an interprofessional team optimized the quality of care through improved engagement, outcomes and patient experience by applying the principles of team coordination, communication and patient center care for long-term patients in the ICU.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize how patient involvement, communication, coordinated care and interprofessional collaboration were applied in a quality improvement activity to achieve patient/person-centred care​.
  • Identify strategies to implement person-centred care in quality improvement activities at the unit level.


Roxanne Jeavons 

Physiotherapy Clinical Resource Therapist for Cardiorespiratory Disease Populations, Vancouver Coastal Health

Andrea Civitarese

Physiotherapist, ICU + Burns/Trauma/HAU,
Vancouver Coastal Health

Allana Leblanc

Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Vancouver Coastal Health

Event Details

Event Date and Time

January 17 | 1200 1300


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