Heidi Engel

Title(s)Physical Therapist, COO
SchoolChancellor/EVC/FAS
Address400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-353-1756
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    Boston UniversityMPHMasters Public Health
    Boston UniversityDPTDoctorate of Physical Therapy
    Boston UniversityBSPhysical Therapy
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    UCSF  - 2012Outstanding Colleague of Nursing
    American Physical Therapy Association  - 2014Jack Walker Award for Research in Physical Therapy
    Society of Critical Care Medicine  - 2014Presidential Citation, Contributions to Critical Care Medicine

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    Heidi Engel has been a physical therapist for 35 years and works at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She has worked in the ICU at UCSF since October 2008, and over the course of her career has worked in every Acute Care PT service, as well as Outpatients and Home Health Settings. She received the UCSF Outstanding Colleague of Nursing Award in 2012, a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2013, and the American Physical Therapy Association Jack Walker Award for Research Excellence in 2014. She currently teaches at UCSF, conducts research in ICU Rehabilitation, has given over 100 presentations outside of UCSF, and is an author on 14 peer reviewed publications. She is a founding member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine ICU Liberation Campaign.

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    1. ICU-Induced Disability Persists With or Without COVID-19-This Is a Call for F to A Bundle Action. Crit Care Med. 2022 Nov 01; 50(11):1665-1668. Engel H. PMID: 36227035; PMCID: PMC9555602.
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    2. Mobilizing to Restore the Lives of Critically Ill People. Crit Care Med. 2020 07; 48(7):1091-1092. Engel HJ. PMID: 32568909.
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    3. Walk This Way-Early Mobility for ICU Patient Recovery. Crit Care Med. 2020 04; 48(4):606-607. Engel HJ. PMID: 32205612.
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    4. Common Challenges to Effective ABCDEF Bundle Implementation: The ICU Liberation Campaign Experience. Crit Care Nurse. 2019 Feb; 39(1):46-60. Balas MC, Pun BT, Pasero C, Engel HJ, Perme C, Esbrook CL, Kelly T, Hargett KD, Posa PJ, Barr J, Devlin JW, Morse A, Barnes-Daly MA, Puntillo KA, Aldrich JM, Schweickert WD, Harmon L, Byrum DG, Carson SS, Ely EW, Stollings JL. PMID: 30710036.
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    5. Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle: Top 8 Questions Asked During the ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative. Crit Care Nurse. 2019 Feb; 39(1):36-45. Stollings JL, Devlin JW, Pun BT, Puntillo KA, Kelly T, Hargett KD, Morse A, Esbrook CL, Engel HJ, Perme C, Barnes-Daly MA, Posa PJ, Aldrich JM, Barr J, Carson SS, Schweickert WD, Byrum DG, Harmon L, Ely EW, Balas MC. PMID: 30710035.
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    6. Caring for Critically Ill Patients with the ABCDEF Bundle: Results of the ICU Liberation Collaborative in Over 15,000 Adults. Crit Care Med. 2019 01; 47(1):3-14. Pun BT, Balas MC, Barnes-Daly MA, Thompson JL, Aldrich JM, Barr J, Byrum D, Carson SS, Devlin JW, Engel HJ, Esbrook CL, Hargett KD, Harmon L, Hielsberg C, Jackson JC, Kelly TL, Kumar V, Millner L, Morse A, Perme CS, Posa PJ, Puntillo KA, Schweickert WD, Stollings JL, Tan A, D'Agostino McGowan L, Ely EW. PMID: 30339549; PMCID: PMC6298815.
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    7. Improving Health Care for Critically Ill Patients Using an Evidence-Based Collaborative Approach to ABCDEF Bundle Dissemination and Implementation. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2018 Jun; 15(3):206-216. Barnes-Daly MA, Pun BT, Harmon LA, Byrum DG, Kumar VK, Devlin JW, Stollings JL, Puntillo KA, Engel HJ, Posa PJ, Barr J, Schweickert WD, Esbrook CL, Hargett KD, Carson SS, Aldrich JM, Ely EW, Balas MC. PMID: 29729659.
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    8. Geriatric Age Is Not a Barrier to Early Physical Rehabilitation and Walking in the Intensive Care Unit. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2015 Jan 1; 31(4):273-280. Engel EH, Rivette RM, McBride MS, Hills HN. .
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    9. Geriatric Age Is Not a Barrier to Early Physical Rehabilitation in the ICU. . Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2015; 4(31):273-280. Engel HJ, Rivette, M, McBride, S, Hills, N.
    10. Author response. Phys Ther. 2013 Nov; 93(11):1575-6. Engel HJ. PMID: 24344365.
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    11. ICU early mobilization: from recommendation to implementation at three medical centers. Crit Care Med. 2013 Sep; 41(9 Suppl 1):S69-80. Engel HJ, Needham DM, Morris PE, Gropper MA. PMID: 23989097.
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    12. Physical therapist-established intensive care unit early mobilization program: quality improvement project for critical care at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Phys Ther. 2013 Jul; 93(7):975-85. Engel HJ, Tatebe S, Alonzo PB, Mustille RL, Rivera MJ. PMID: 23559525.
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    13. Balas, Clemmer, Hargett, M. (2015). ICU Liberation: The Power of Pain Control, Minimal Sedation, and Early Mobility (p. 178-184). Mount Prospect, IL: Society of Critical Care Medicine. “Walking Patients on Mechanical Ventilation: Where, When, and How Far”. Engel HJ.
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