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Mobilizing outcomes: implementation of a nurse-led multidisciplinary mobility program.
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PMID:  23221447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The safety and efficacy of mobility programs for the ventilated patient and the ability to improve outcomes related to immobility of the critically ill are well documented in the literature. Early mobility programs have been proven safe and effective in study. However, a lack of literature describing application of the therapy and integration at the bedside exists. This article describes the multidisciplinary change process and partnerships necessary to provide the innovation of early mobility to ventilated intensive care unit patients. Early mobility targets ventilated patients upon admission to ensure that interventions are performed that promote physical therapy at first possible moment. In order to accomplish this innovation, evidence-based practice was used to guide culture change in an intensive care unit and build partnerships among disciplines that worked to achieve the same goals independently.
Jennifer A Dammeyer; Noel Baldwin; Don Packard; Susan Harrington; Brooke Christofferson; Julie Christopher; Cathy L Strachan; Jack Iwashyna
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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:  109-19     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Nursing, Department of Nursing, Critical Care Medicine Unit (Mss Dammeyer and Christopher, and Mr Baldwin), Physical Therapy Department (Mr Packard), Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Ms Christofferson and Dr Iwashyna), and Office of Clinical Affairs (Ms Strachan), University of Michigan; and Veteran's Administration Hospital (Ms Harrington), Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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