Kristina Betters

Emily Bilbrey, left, engages her son Chandler as pediatric physical therapist Kat Hedden, PT, performs an early mobility intervention in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Mobility protocol yields positive results in pediatric ICU

For years Kristina Betters, MD, assistant professor of Pediatric Critical Care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been aware of the value of getting patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) moving during their critical illnesses to prevent muscle breakdown, weakness and delirium.