PTJ's December issue features the
Special Series on Rehabilitation for People With Critical Illness: Taking the
Next Steps. Editorials by Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Craik, PT,PhD, and guest coeditors Patricia Ohtake, PT, PhD, Dale Strasser, MD, and Dale Needham,
MD, PhD, introduce the special series.
special series will be published in 2 issues—December 2012 and February 2013.
The series presents recent advances in managing critical illness across the
continuum of care, from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the community setting.
The series also raises awareness of the essential role that physical therapists
and rehabilitation and critical care professionals play in this growing patient
population. The articles in the December issue showcase
important research conducted by established authors in the field, including
physical therapists from across the United States and from Australia. In
February 2013, articles will highlight innovative quality improvement
initiatives, discuss key considerations for the profession, illustrate
educational strategies, and describe novel cases.