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House-Wide Safe Patient Handling Program To Mobilize Patients Early and Often: One Organization’s Journey

Dregne, R | Interdisciplinary Journal of Nursing and Critical Care | 2018

A caregiver holding a patient's arm while they walk in the hospital.

Mobilizing patients early and often has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Becoming a facility that achieves this goal consistently house wide is difficult. This paper aims to share our facilities journey toward this goal and to share educational content and policies that enabled us to overcome many of our barriers. Ultimately, we have achieved excellent results in staff safety and early mobilization.


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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Mobility

Content Type: Journal Articles