Authors: Iwashyna TJ, Hodgson CL,

Reference: Volume 388, No. 10052, p1351–1352, 1 October 2016

It is easy to consider early mobilisation in the intensive care unit (ICU) solely as an exercise intervention. However, it has become increasingly clear that such a simplification is wrong. Instead, early mobilisation in the ICU is a complex intervention demanding interdisciplinary coordination and communication.