Mobility

Early patient mobility

Nurses have carried the world through a pandemic and continue to experience the stressors of a staffing crisis and an overburdened healthcare system. Ongoing practices that increase patients’…

ECMO and nurse-led mobilization

Early mobilization involves the early application and intensification of physical therapy within the first 2 to 5 days of a critical illness.
ICU

Implementing a mobility program for ICU patients

More than 5 million patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) every year, with survival rates approaching 80%. But when they leave the ICU, many patients experience…

Safe patient handling and mobility: The journey continues

Hazards associated with manual patient handling continue to compromise the health and safety of nurses. Among nurses who responded to the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Health Risk Appraisal: • 42% believe they are…

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