Perform a short clinical assessment to determine the patient’s risk of developing:
Unable to get out of bed independently.
Anticipated long duration of critical care stay.
Obvious significant physical or neurological injury.
Lack of cognitive functioning to continue exercise independently.
Unable to self ventilate on 35% of oxygen or less.
Presence of premorbid respiratory or mobility problems.
Unable to mobilise independently over short distances.
Recurrent nightmares, particularly where patients report trying to stay awake to avoid nightmares.
Intrusive memories of traumatic events which have occurred prior to admission (for example, road traffic accidents) or during their critical care stay (for example, delusion experiences or flashbacks).
New and recurrent anxiety or panic attacks.
Expressing the wish not to talk about their illness or changing the subject quickly off the topic.