1 - 2 p.m.
Continuing EQIC’s focus on unit-based safety, this presentation addresses the importance of patient mobility, which remains a priority in the context of isolation caused by COVID-19 and the ongoing reality of healthcare personnel shortages.
Whether in the ICU or in other units, hospitalized patients generally spend much of their day in bed. Immobility and its associated negative consequences increase length of stay and hospital-acquired harms, leading to worse patient outcomes. Often, hospitals have a web of siloed initiatives tied to related harms (e.g. falls, safe patient handling, and pressure injury) instead of a defined systematic approach to address immobility, which has proven more effective for harm reduction.
Participants will learn about The Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion program, which focuses on key components to combat the harms of immobility in the hospital including: organizational prioritization; daily mobility goals; barrier mitigation; interdisciplinary roles; workflow integration and ongoing promotion and awareness.
The presentation provides a starting point for hospitals to implement a structured patient activity and mobility effort to drive outcomes while addressing the difficult barriers specific to these challenging times.
EQIC invites and encourages the attendance of key liaisons, chief nursing officers, chief quality officers, nurse managers and staff, care unit interdisciplinary team members including physical therapy, hospitalists, unit care technicians, unit safety leads and educators.
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA, Senior Director, Strategic Program Development, Director, Activity and Mobility Promotion, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Eleni Doukakis Flanagan, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, Assistant Director of Nursing, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
May 11, 2022