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Financial implications of starting a mobility protocol in a surgical intensive care unit.
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PMID:  23221448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A review of the literature revealed that there was a dearth of information regarding the financial impact of implementing a mobility program in an intensive care unit. The purpose of this article was to identify and quantify costs and cost-benefit from implementing a mobility protocol. Factors to be considered when implementing a mobility program in an intensive care unit are identified and discussed. The increased acuity and lengths of stay associated with this population and the unavoidable increase in the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers make it difficult to extrapolate the economic benefits of the mobility program at this time.
Diane J Knoblauch; Mary Ann Bettis; Francene Lundy; Craig Meldrum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nursing quarterly     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1550-5111     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurs Q     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704517     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurs Q     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (Mss Knoblauch, Bettis, and Lundy), Rapid Response Nursing Team (Ms Bettis), Patient Care Services (Ms Lundy), and Clinical Information Systems (Mr Meldrum), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; University of Toledo at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo (Ms Knoblauch); and University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Ms Lundy).
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