Annexes 2022-2-7-40




Annex 1. Algorithm of action of an anesthesiologist and MDRT

Fig. A1. Algorithms of actions of the anesthesiologist and MDRT


Annex 2. Behavioral Pain Scale

Table A2. Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) [141]

  0 1 2 Score
Face Facial muscles are relaxed Mimic muscles are tense, frowning Clenched jaws, pain grimace 0–2
Anxiety Patient is relaxed, movements are normal Rare fidget movements, changes body position Often fidget movements, including head, constant changes of body position 0–2
Muscular tonus Normal muscular tonus Hypersthenia, flexion of fingers and toes Muscular rigidity 0–2
Speech No uncommon sounds Rare moaning, whimpering, and groaning Often or constant moaning, crying, quivering, and groaning 0–2
Rapport, controllability Calm, cooperative Can be calmed down verbally, complies with personnel’s instructions It is difficult it calm down verbally, negative attitude to personnel, does not comply with personnel’s instructions 0–2
General score: (0–10) 0-10

The BPS is not validated in Russia.


Annex 3. Neonatal Infant Pain Scale

Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) for newborns/infants to 1 years old is a behavioral tool for the evaluation of pain in undercarried and full-tern newborns.

Table A3. Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) [142]

Parameter Score 0 Score 1 Score 2 Score
Facial expression Relaxed muscles. Restful face, neutral expression Grimace. Tight facial muscles, furrowed forehead, brows, chin, and jaw (negative face expression — nose, mouth, brows)  
Cry* No cry, quiet Whimper, mild moaning, intermittent Vigorous crying, loud scream, shrill, continuous  
Breathing pattern Relaxed, usual pattern for this infant Visual change in breathing. Irregular air inhalation, faster than usual, gagging, breath holding  
Arms Relaxed, no muscular rigidity, occasional random movements of arms Arms are flexed/extended. Tense, straight arms, rigid and/or rapid extension, flexion.  
Legs Relaxed. No muscular rigidity, occasional random movements Flexed/extended legs. Tense, straight legs. Rigid or rapid extension, flexion.  
State of Arousal Sleeping/awake. Quiet, peaceful sleeping with occasional random leg movements Fussy, alert, restless, and thrashing movements  
Total Score:  

The intensity of pain is expressed as a total score for each of the six parameters; the minimal score is 0, the maximal possible is 7 (Lawrence et al., 1993). Score > 3 indicates pain. The scale is not validated in Russia.

* Silent crying can be summed if a child is intubated and crying is clear by the movement of mouth and face.


Annex 4. Medical Research Council Scale

Table A4. Medical Research Council Scale (MRC) [143]

Score Muscular Strength Right arm Right leg Left arm Left leg
0 No movement is observed        
1 A trace or flicker is palpated in the muscle. Visually — no movement        
2 Movement is possible only when the resistance of the gravity is removed        
3 Movement against gravity is possible        
4 Muscle contraction against gravity and resistance but weaker than on the healthy side        
5 Normal muscular strength        


This scale had various titles. In Russia, it is known as neurological scale of muscular strength.

The pain evaluation is performed by a reanimatologist, ICU nurse, physician (specialist in physical rehabilitation), physical and rehabilitation medicine specialist, neurologist, orthopedic traumatologist.

Conditions of pain evaluation. If the patient is unconscious, objective evaluation is not possible by this scale. If a patient has an expressed cognitive deficit or speaking impairments, it is necessary to monitor the patient and how their limbs move. These data will be used for the evaluation. Besides, alternative sources of communication can be used.

This scale can be used to evaluate the strength of any muscle. The testing of all muscles is based on the principles of manual muscular testing. The specialist should know the position of the tested body and what movement can maximally load the tested muscles. The specialist ensures the antagonist muscles to be excluded from the movement and the tested muscle to be maximally involved in the movement.

Interpreting the obtained data for ICU patients without CNS impairments:

Score 17–20 — no signs of PICS

Score 12–16 — signs of PICS

Score 0–11 — myoplegia or tetraparesis (requires the exclusion of acute CNS pathology)


Annex 5. Rapid shallow breathing index (Tobin index)

Tobin Index [27] is an index of rapid shallow breathing (RSBI). RSBI parameter is calculated by the formula:

RSBI = f/Vt,

where in f is the respiratory rate (per minute); Vt — breathing capacity (L).

During the calculation of RSBI, the patients breathes without additional help or during ventilation with minimal pressure (< 5 cm H2O) and the doctor measures the breathing volume and RR of the patient. This evaluation is performed with no mechanical help from CMV or other equipment to the patient. The normal Tobin Index is < 105 breaths/min/L. If RSBI is < 100, the patient can be extubated, the possibility of successful transfer to spontaneous breathing without complications is 80–95 %. If RSBI > 120, the patient will need further respiratory support and the diagnosis of ICU-acquired weakness can be established.


Annex 6. 3-ounce Water Swallow Test [100, 101]


Annex 7. Modified Rivermead Mobility Index for ICU patients (mRMI-ICU)

Original name: In Russian: “индекс мобильности Ривермид”. In the Russian Federation, the scale is not validated.

Rivermead Mobility Index is a simple and available test that evaluates not only walking but also patient’s mobility. To be applied in ICU, the index was modified several times (F.M. Collen et al., 1991; D. Wade, 1992, C. Hodgson, 2014; А.А. Belkina, 2014).

Table A7. Modified Rivermead Mobility Index (mRMI-ICU) [144]

Level Skill Description Result
0 Immobile in bed A patient is not able to change the position in bed. The patient is passively mobilized by medical personnel. P
1 Active in the bed A patient can turn from the back to a side without assistance, cyclic kinesiotraining, exercises with assistance. Patient cannot get out of the bed without help. P
2 Passive sitting up without keeping balance A patient can be transferred to a sitting position in the bed or chair with back support with an elevator or personnel assistance. The patient cannot sit on the edge of the bed. P
3 Active-passive sitting up on the edge of the bed with balance keeping A patient can sit up from a lying position on the edge of the bed and keep balance for 10 seconds with or without assistance. P
4 Changing position from sitting to standing A patient can stand up and keep standing with the help of hands, stander, or tilt-table P
5 Transfer A patient can be transferred from the bed into a chair and back with assistance. P
6 Walking in place A patient can lift each leg 2 times and transfer the center of gravity on the opposite leg. P
7 Walking A patient can make 2 steps with a high walker or bilateral assistance. P

Comment. mRMI-ICU value corresponds to the score of doctor’s positive assessment of the patient on each parameter.

Interpretation. The index can score from 0 (inability to make any movements) to 15 (ability to run 10 m). In the modification proposed for ICU patients, the normal score is 7.


Annex 8. Express-test of cognitive status — Hodkinson’s Mental Abilities Express Test

Hodkinson’s Mental Abilities Test — 10 (AMT-10) is used to assess three cognitive domains. Each correct answer scores 1. The threshold score is ≤ 6. Questions 2–6 are asked to assess the patient’s orientation in time, place, and personality. Questions 1, 7–9 are asked for the assessment of memory and general level of knowledge. Question 10 (and 1) is asked for the assessment of attention.

Table A8. Hodkinson’s Mental Abilities Express Test [145]

Question Score
Patient’s age 1
Date and year of birth 1
Time of the day (approximately) 1
Current date (day, month, year) 1
Current place (hospital, department) 1
Current time of the year 1
Name of the wife (husband, children) 1
Name of the President 1
Repeat the doctor’s name (Doctor needs to introduce themselves first) 1
To count down from 10 (corrections are acceptable if they are made by the patient themselves) 1

Score 10 is a norm (1 point for each question).


Annex 9. Assessment of PICS syndrome based on PICS index

Table A9. Criteria for calculating the PICS index [43, 44]

No. Modality of Symptoms Type Score
1 Infectious and trophic complications Decubitus 0.5
Respiratory tract infection 0.5
Urological infection 0.5
2 Vegetative and metabolic complications Pain, diencephalic crisis 1.0
Circadian rhythm impairment: dyssomnia 0.5
Decrease in the gravitational gradient 1.0
Decrease in the load tolerance 0.5
Nutritional deficit 1.0
Body mass deficit
3 Neuromuscular complications ICU-acquired weakness 1.0
Respiratory ICU-acquired weakness 0.5
ICU-acquired dysphagia (learned non-use) 1.0
4 Emotional and cognitive complications Memory and orientation impairments 0.5
Delirium/Hallucinations 1.0
Depression 0.5
    TOTAL 10.0

Note. Gradation of PICS index by the degree of severity:

Score 1–3 — mild.

Score 4–6 — moderate.

Score 6–10 — severe.


Annex 10. PICS Index Express Test

PICS Index Express Test is used by a reanimatologist-anesthesiologist during a transfer of a patient from ICU to a specialized department.

Table A10. Criteria for calculating the express PICS index

Criteria Norm Mild Moderate Severe
Mobility (Rivermead Scale) 7 5–6 3–4 0–2
Cognitive status (Hodkinson’s Scale) 10 8–9 4–7 0–3
PICS index gradation 17 13–16 6–12 0–5


  1. To assess the status of mobility of a patient using a Rivermead Scale.
  2. To assess cognitive status of a patient using Hodkinson’s Scale.
  3. To interpret the obtained score according to the Table 11.
  4. To record the data in the medical documentation and inform the Medical Rehabilitation doctor for the choice of further tactics of rehabilitation.

Note. The index is not calculated for patients with acute cerebrovascular insufficiency of any genesis. The PICS index interpretation should include the data on the premorbid mobile and cognitive status of the patient.


Annex 11. The nomenclature of basic and adjuvant techniques

Table A11. The nomenclature of basic and adjuvant techniques used by MDRT in ICU

No. Name Classificator Code Description Dosing Regimen


1. Positioning (Full version of the protocol at:
Horizontal (non-verticalizing) A14.30.001 П0 Lying on the back
Lying on a healthy side
Lying on a lesion side
Prone position
Day 1 for patients with shock and/or in the premorbid phase of acute cerebrovascular insufficiency (ACI)
Change of the position not rarer than every 2 hours according to the local protocol 
Verticalization A23.30.017 П1 Lying on the back on an elevated head bed end at 30–45° (Fowler’s position) From Day 1, basic position with interruptions for sleep and other rehabilitation measures considering subjective tolerability or STOP-signs 
П2 Semi-recumbent position (the elevation of the bed head is 45–60°, in the bed) During taking a meal, considering tolerability 
П3 Semi-sitting position (the bed head elevation is 67° ± 5°), the bed leg end is lowered When П2 is achieved, this position should the used as the main one for the preparation of moving to a chair
30 minutes × 2 times per day
The beginning and duration depend on the tolerability of a patient and lack of STOP-signs
From 5 minutes × 2 times per day
The step of gradual increase in the duration is 10 minutes
П4 Sitting position on the bed with legs down with and without support, keeping balance to strengthen back muscles, or sitting in a chair To start after the achievement of 1-hour tolerability of stage M2
The rest conditions are the same. It is suitable for patients with chronic cognitive impairments because it is impossible to for such patients to sit on the bed edge. It accelerates the process of adaptation to the chair.


П5 Standing position  The patient should stand and keep balance with assistance or using additional equipment (Clinical Guidelines on verticalization at:
Keeping balance standing in a stander, with assistance, using a system of weight distribution or simultaneously
Sifting from foot to foot for 30 seconds nearby the bed. Start after the achievement of 1-hour tolerability of the step M3. The rest procedures are the same 
2. Transposition
Passive A14.30.001 М0 Changes in the positioning using a configuration of the bed, verticalization table, winch 


Assisted A19.23.002.014 М1 Changes of the positioning with assistance of 1–2 people or special equipment (stander, system of weight distribution). The transfer is made passively with an elevator or passively-actively with a stander or assistant, transfer into a mobile or bedside chair.  


Unassisted A14.30.016.1 М2 Unassisted change in the positioning (turning in bed, sitting up, transfer to a chair, standing up) using supporting surfaces (chair back, cane, walker)  


3.  Mobilization
Verticalization A17.02.002 В Diagnostic and training procedure of the controlled change of the elevation angle of the head bed end using special equipment (electric verticalizators, FES) for the assessment of gravitational gradient and orthostatic training. Full version of the protocol at:
An increase in the angle of elevation of the head bed end with further lowering of the leg bed end with 1–3 assistants:
  • on a 3-section bed
  • on a tilt-table controlled by a doctor from Day 2 1 time per day considering STOP-signs
  • starting point 30°
  • pitch 15°
  • increase in GG 15 minutes after, provided there are no STOP-signs
  • at 90°, it is possible to move to the level M-2 (passive transfer to a chair)


Passive Kinesiotherapy A19.23.005 К0 Passive movements in joints in the volume of physiological limits without stretching From Day 1, 10 slow movements in each joint.The duration of 1 session is 20 mins.Joints:
  • hand
  • wrists
  • elbow
  • shoulder
  • knee
  • ankle
  • pelvic



A19.23.001 К1 Passive movements in joints in the volume of physiological limits with muscle stretching 
A19.23.002.025 Monoarticular training aid (intended for training of separate joints: knee, pelvis, ankle, hand, shoulder).
The same exercises using mechanical training aid (including, robotized) that provides cyclic training for separate joints and has sensors for the assessment of the patient’s impact in an active-passive mode (if indicated during post-operative or post-traumatic immobilization of 1 limb).
From Day 2, 20 mins × 2 times a day


Active Kinesiotherapy A19.23.001 К2 Active articular gymnastics with stretching:
scapula elevation/inversion
pelvis elevation/inversion
body twisting
head turning, flexion and extension
shoulder flexion/extension, adduction/abduction, internal rotation/external rotation
forearm flexion/tension, pronation/supination
hand flexion/extension, adduction/abduction
finger flexion/extension, spreading, opposing
thigh flexion/extension, adduction/abduction, internal rotation/external rotation
knee flexion/extension
feet flexion/extension, internal rotation/external rotation
complex movements with one or several limbs
Step 1 — overcoming of the resistance of gravity by lifting and keeping a limb up to 10–30 seconds
Step 2 — active single movements with attempts to be repeated up to 8–12 times
Step 3 — increase in the number of series up to 3
Step 4 — increase in the intensity up to 11–13 by Borg scale
Step 4 — increase in the number up to 2 per day
Along with an increase in the tolerability from 5 to 20 mins × 2 times per day
A19.23.002.017 К3 The same movements but with overcoming the resistance created by the instructor or elastic belt. It is possible to apply a grip strengthener or ergometer
A19.30.014 К4 Walking in place
A14.30.018.2 К5 Walking around the bed or with assisting equipment (high walker, weight distribution frame)
4. Cyclic Loads
 Passive velokinesis A23.30.023 TS0 Veloergometer for lower and (or) upper limbs (obligatory for patients on CMV) 20 min × 20 cycles/min


Active velokinesis A12.10.005 TS1 Veloergometer for lower and (or) upper limbs 10–30 min × 2 times, from Day 5–7 of CMV, 20 mins × 2 times/day


5.  ADJUVANT modulations of kinesiotherapy 
Neuromuscular electrostimulation A17.24.010 F1 Neuromuscular stimulation of muscular contractions as a sensory irritation and preparation for mobilization using a portative electrostimulator From Day 2, daily × 1 time/60 mins, 45 Hz  
A17.24.011 F2 In patients on CMV, intercostal muscles and diaphragm should be stimulated Daily × 1 time/50 mins  
Pneumocompression of lower limbs A15.12.002.001 F3 Prevention of deep vein thrombosis at all stages, including pre-mobilization    
Extrapulmonary mechanical stimulation A19.09.002 Р1 Percussive manual massage of the thorax before sanitation From Day 1, 5–6 times/day, 3–5 mins each time


A21.12.002 Р2 High frequency chest wall oscillation (VEST) From Day 2, the procedure is performed in a semi-sitting position of the patient with a 30–40° elevated head bed end
Parameters (frequency — 10–15 Hz; pressure 5–10 mmHg) 5–6 times per day, 10 mins each time


A19.09.001.001 Р3 Active breathing gymnastics (cooperative patient) focused on the involvement of the diagram From Day 1, 5–6 times/day, 5–7 sets each time


Active maneuvers with the application of respiratory exerciser A19.08.001 Р4 Cycles of spontaneous breathing positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) (speaking valve, stimulating training equipment for inhale/exhale) to preserve vital lung capacity, effective cough impulse, and phonation 5–10 mins × 2 times/day


Aerosol therapy A17.09.002.001 Р5 Inhalations with drugs to affect the sputum properties for its easy evacuation When indicated


7. Logopedic complex RehabICU
Prevention of post-extubation dysphagia A19.23.002.010 L1 Logopedic massage and articulatory gymnastics During massage, stimulation of mucous membranes in the oral cavity, including taste receptors. Cooperative patients are offered to take active part during the exercises


A14.30.003 L2 Food consumption training by SLP specialist (VVT-test) Food consumption training is performed with VVT-test, which is a safe consistence of bolus in terms of the risk of aspiration


8. Complex of clinical psychology and ergotherapy RehabICU 
Prevention of emotional-cognitive impairments A21.23.005 E0 Sleep hygiene (sleep eye mask, earplugs) At night, the patient is offered to use a sleep eye mask and earplugs, which is useful for the maintenance of common night sleep habits


A13.29.020 E1 Cognitive abilities: place, time, personality, reading Clinical psychologist MDRT or ICU personnel assess the level of orientation of the patient in the current situation every day for 2–3 minutes × 2 times. If cognitive, amnestic, or emotional problems are revealed, a clinical psychologist is called for thorough testing and treatment.


A13.29.007.004 E2 Music therapy For 30 mins × 2 times/day or on request, the patient is offered to listen to the music chosen by a clinical psychologist, which includes classical and popular melodies


A21.30.006 E3 Skills: spoon, remote controller, tooth brush, call button, putting on clothes During the exercises, the patient is offered to apply routine skills themselves or with the help of ergotherapists for 20 mins × 1 time/day


A21.23.006 E4 Communication with relatives The patient can communicate with relatives for 20–30 minutes. Positive topics for discussion and tactile expression of emotional support (hugs, kisses), relaxing massage (for example, massage of the heel area)



Annex 12. Contraindications, STOP-signs at the beginning and continuation of RehabICU

Absolute contraindications to the beginning of mobilization:

  • Acute myocardial infarction at the beginning of mobilization.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage in patients with unclipped aneurism.
  • Shock.
  • Thromboembolism of pulmonary artery, progressing thrombosis of lover limb veins (by the results of USI) or presence of a floating cloth (in the absence of kava-filter).
  • Unstable fracture of the spine, pelvis, lower limbs.
  • Patient’s refusal.
  • Necessity in neuromuscular blockade.
  • Active hemorrhage.
  • External cardiostimulation.

Relative contraindications to the beginning of mobilization:

  • Necessity in a high level of oxygen consumption.
  • Femoral arterial bypass.
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with femoral catheter.
  • Open abdomen (except for the cases when special sealing bandage is used).
  • The lack of a trained reanimatologist and Medical rehabilitation doctor in the MDRT team as well as adequate apparatus monitoring at all stages of rehabilitation.

Table A12. Dynamic STOP-signs

No. Section of Monitoring Range of values Method of Registration Contraindications to the beginning or STOP-signs during the procedures 
Obligatory Modalities
1 Volume status Negative PLR-test Clinical test Positive PLR-test [56,57] 
2 Systolic blood pressure (SBP) > 90; < 180 [2] mmHg
> 90; < 200 [1–3]
Non-invasive (invasive if indicated for the primary disease) Apparatus monitoring Decrease in SBP by > 20 mmHg or 20 % from the baseline [48, 49]
SBP <100 or > 180 within > 3 mins of manipulations [137] 
3 Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) > 50; < 110 mmHg Decrease in DBP by 10 mmHg or 20 % [136] from the baseline within > 3 mins
DAD <50 or >110 [137] 
4 Mean BP (mBP) > 60 mmHg < 110 mmHg [1] mBP < 60 or >110 [49, 137]
Decrease in mBP by 15 mmHg 
5 Central hemodynamics No signs of acute coronary syndrome [1] ECG monitoring Depression of ST segment (> 2 mm) with normal resting ECG
Elevation of ST segment (> 1 mm) in the leads without pathological Q wave (except V1 or AVR)
Negative or increasing T [137] 
6 Cardiac rhythm Sinus rhythm [1] or permanent atrial fibrillation Acute development of arrhythmia [48, 137]
His bundle branch block, especially if it is not distinguishable from ventricular tachycardia (“wide QRS tachycardia”)
Increase in ventricular extrasystole, especially, if it exceeds 30 % from sinus complexes 
7 Heart Rate (HR) > 50; < 130 per min [1, 10] Non-invasive apparatus or clinical monitoring < 60 or > 130 within 3 mins [48, 137] or increase in the HH by 20 % [20, 49, 136] 
8 Pharmacological maintenance of hemodynamics Dopamine < 10 µg/kg/min
Noradrenalin < 0.1 µg/kg/min
  Increase in the dose of adequate hemodynamic supply within 3 mins after the beginning of the procedure [20, 137] 
9 Blood saturation (SpO2) > 90 % Pulseoxymeter < 90 % decrease in desaturation by 4 % [47–49], 5 % [136], and more from the base line within 3 mins [137] 
10 Level of consciousness or sedation Scale of sedation RASS = [–5; 2].
Condition of the patient that does not require indication of additional sedation and (or) neurolepsy (“quiet patient”)
Clinical monitoring or BIS (ECG)- monitoring RASS < –3 or > 2 [20, 137]
Decrease in the level of consciousness by 1 and more than 2 points [47]
Increase in the requirement in sedation (including for synchronization with CMV apparatus)
Seizure activity
Psychomotor excitement
11 Pain Status 0 by BPS or VAS scale Clinical monitoring Appearance or intensification of pain [137] 
12 Respiratory Rate (RR) > 10; < 40
> 5; < 40 [1, 10]
Non-invasive apparatus or clinical monitoring bradypnea or tachypnea [20, 48]
dyspnea and hissing respiration 
13 Axillary temperature > 36.0; < 38.5 °C Thermometry < 36.0 or > 38.5 [20, 47, 137] 
14 Borg Dyspnea Index < 11–13 > Clinical monitoring Borg Dyspnea Index > 13 [20] 
15 Vegetative nervous system status No clinical signs of dysfunction Clinical control Acute dysautonomia paroxysm: hyperhidrosis, tachycardia, hyperthermia, muscular hypertonus, paleness, weakness [20, 138] 
Additional modalities for patients on CMV
1 Synchronicity with CMV Synchronicity Clinical observation Desynchronization 
2 Content of oxygen in the in the inhaled air (FiO2) < 60 % Gas analyzer of CMV apparatus Increase in the consumption of oxygen [20, 47, 48] 
  Respiratory index PaO2/FiO2 < 300 — acute lung injury, < 200 — acute respiratory distress syndrome
Norm 500 (PaO2 : FiO2 = 100 mmHg/0.21 = 476) [139]
Gas analyzer Any decrease in the respiratory index 
4 Partial pressure of CO2 in the arterial blood (PaCO2) < 60 mmHg Gas analyzer Increase of hypercapnia 
З Positive end expiratory pressure (РЕЕР) <10 cm H2O Monitor of CMV apparatus Increase in РЕЕР [47, 48] 


Annex 13. Passive leg raising test

PLR (passive leg raising test) is a test based on leg raising for the assessment of the volume status [56, 57].

Physiologically, the test is based on the involvement of the patient’s blood volume (autotransfusion). This test precisely predicts an increase in the cardiac output of the blood from the lower limb veins to the right sections of the heart, which is around 300 ml.

The peculiarity of this test is in its absolute reversibility and possibility to be performed both in patients with preserved spontaneous breathing and those that are on CMV. There are no contraindications to PLR test in patients with heart rhythm disorders as well as during inotropic and/or vasopressor support.

Method: stretched out legs are raised to at least 600 in a patient who is horizontally lying on the back. The parameters of hemodynamic (BP, HR, central venous pressure) are registered before the raising and in the highest point.

The test is positive if there is an increase in BP and (or) HR by 10 %, CVP — by 2 mmHg from the initial level. Positive test is a contraindication for the start of RehabICU (detailed information at


Annex 14. Rehabilitation Routing Scale

Table A14. Gradations of The Rehabilitation Routing Scale (version for ICU) [5, 128]

RRS parameters (score) Description of functioning and limitation of vital activity Routing
0 No functional impairments and limitations of vital activity — functions and structures of the organism are preserved in full Not indicated
1 No manifestations of functional impairments and limitations of vital activity in patients with symptoms:
  1. a patient can return to a premorbid way of life (work, education, etc.), maintain the premorbid level of activity, and social life;
  2. a patient spends as much time on routine activities as before the disease
Not indicated
2 Mild impairment of the functioning and limitation of vital activity — can live alone at home from a week and more without additional help:
  1. a patient cannot perform some activities (driving, reading, writing, dancing, work, etc.);
  2. a patient can attend to themselves (dress and undress, go shopping, cook, travel short-distances, move without assistance);
  3. a patient does not need observation
Not indicated
3 Moderate impairment of functioning and limitation of vital activity — can live alone at home without additional help from 1 day to 1 week:
  • a patient can move without assistance;
  • a patient can dress, undress, go to bathroom, eat, and perform other routine activities without assistance;
  • a patient needs assistance in complicated activities: cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc.;
  • regular physical loads lead to weakness, fatigue, palpitation, dyspnea.
  • no pathological symptoms at rest;
  • a patient needs help 1–2 times per week, control of the purchased products, and presence of the cooked meal in the refrigerator. Several times per week, it is necessary to help a patient with household activities for 2–3 hours
Course of medical rehabilitation with the application of telemedicine technology with further hospitalization to a day-time inpatient facility according to a waiting list and epidemiologic situation.
4 Manifested impairment of functioning and limitation of vital activity — can live without assistance up to 1 day:
  • a patient can move without assistance;
  • a patient needs additional help in routine activities: dressing, undressing, going to bathroom, meal consumption, etc.;
  • a patient cannot be left without additional help. a patient needs help minimum 3 times a day for taking the meal and moving around. This help takes 3 hours per day. additionally, a patient needs household help 3–4 times per week 2–3 hours each time;
  • a patient can be left alone if they can call for help (phone call, etc.).
Routing to the 2nd stage of medical rehabilitation to the department of inpatient medical rehabilitation with further rehabilitation at the 3rd stage (recreational-balneologic institution) using telemedicine technology
5 Severe impairment of functioning and limitation of vital activity:
  • a patient is bound to bed;
  • a patient needs constant attention, assistance in routine activities: dressing, undressing, taking bathroom, taking a meal, etc.;
  • a patient cannot be left alone at home without assistance;
  • a patient feels comfortably only at rest, even light physical loads lead to fatigue, palpitation, dyspnea, cardialgia;
  • a patient needs daily care at least 5 hours/day.
6 Extreme impairment of functioning and limitation of vital activity:
  1. chronic cognitive impairment: vital functions are stable; neuromuscular and communicative functions are deeply impaired; a patient can be in the conditions of structural division of a medical institution that provides ICU care;
  2. neuromuscular insufficiency: psychological status within the norm, however. Because of deep motor deficit (tetraplegia) and bulbar impairments, a patient has to stay in the ICU. A patient needs respiratory support or invasive CMV in specialized conditions of the ICU.
Routing to the ICU for the 2nd stage of rehabilitation with further individual routing