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Table 3 Type and frequency of adverse events

From: The safety of a novel early mobilization protocol conducted by ICU physicians: a prospective observational study

  Adverse events (n = 13) Event rate per 1000 rehabilitation sessions
Event
 Patient intolerancea 7 (54%) 12
 Symptomatic orthostatic hypotension 6 (46%) 10
 Fall to knees or ground 0 (0%) 0
 Asynchrony with mechanical ventilation 0 (0%) 0
 Tachycardia or bradycardia 0 (0%) 0
 Arrhythmia 0 (0%) 0
 Myocardial infraction associated symptom 0 (0%) 0
 Tachypnea or bradypnea 0 (0%) 0
 Desaturation 0 (0%) 0
 Cardiopulmonary arrest 0 (0%) 0
 Bleeding 0 (0%) 0
 Inadvertent removal of medical devices 0 (0%) 0
  1. Data are presented as number of occurrences with percentage
  2. A total of 587 rehabilitation sessions were performed during the study period
  3. aPatients’ intolerance includes five episodes of extreme exhaustion and two episodes of exacerbation of abdominal pain in patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. There is no scale for exhaustion or pain