William D Schweickert, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street
5038 Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-5478
Fax: 215-662-2856
B.S. (Biology)
Wake Forest University, 1995.
M.D. (Medicine)
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1999.
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Selected Publications

Schweickert William D, Kress John P: Implementing early mobilization interventions in mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU. Chest 140(6): 1612-7, Dec 2011.

Miano Todd A, Powell Elizabeth, Schweickert William D, Morgan Steven, Binkley Shawn, Sarani Babak: Effect of an antibiotic algorithm on the adequacy of empiric antibiotic therapy given by a medical emergency team. Journal of critical care 27(1): 45-50, Jul 2011.

Sarani Babak, Palilonis Emily, Sonnad Seema, Bergey Meredith, Sims Carrie, Pascual Jose L, Schweickert William: Clinical emergencies and outcomes in patients admitted to a surgical versus medical service. Resuscitation 82(4): 415-8, Apr 2011.

Schweickert W, Mulholland M: Rapid Response System Services. Coding for Chest Medicine. Manaker, S (eds.). American College of Chest Physicians, 15th Edition(Chapter 11): 177-182, January 2011.

Pohlman MC, Schweickert WD, Pohlman AS, Nigos C, Pawlik AJ, Esbrook CL, Spears L, Miller M, Franczyk M, Deprizio D, Schmidt GA, Bowman A, Barr R, McCallister K, Hall JB, Kress JP: Feasibility of physical and occupational therapy beginning from initiation of mechanical ventilation. Critical Care Medicine 38(11): 2089-94, November 2010.

Schweickert, WD: Rapid Response Systems: How To Do It and Where are the Benefits? Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 17(1): 28-34, January 2010.

Schweickert WD, Pohlman MC, Pohlman AS, Nigos C, Pawlik AJ, Esbrook CL, Spears L, Miller M, Franczyk M, Deprizio D, Schmidt GA, Bowman A, Barr R, McCallister KE, Hall JB, Kress JP.: Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 373(9678): 1874-82, May 2009 Notes: Epub May 14, 2009.

Girard TD, Kress JP, Fuchs BD, Thomason JW, Schweickert WD, Pun BT, Taichman DB, Dunn JG, Pohlman AS, Kinniry PA, Jackson JC, Canonico AE, Light RW, Shintani AK, Thompson JL, Gordon SM, Hall JB, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW.: Efficacy and safety of a paired sedation and ventilator weaning protocol for mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care (Awakening and Breathing Controlled trial): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 371(9607): 126-34, Jan 12 2008.

Schweickert W, Herlitz J, Pohlman AS, Gehlbach BK, Hall JB, Kress JP: A Randomized, Controlled Trial Evaluating the Utility of Ultrasound Confirmation of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Placement. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine May 2006 Notes: 2006 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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