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‘I WANT TO GO TO MY HOME, NOT A NURSING HOME’: A MOBILITY PILOT TO ALIGN PATIENT AND HOSPITAL GOALS.

Background: Many hospitalized patients spend most of their time in bed leading to increased complications. For elderly patients, hospitalization results in decreased post-hospital independence up to 1 month after discharge, which can be prevented with [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:39+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on ‘I WANT TO GO TO MY HOME, NOT A NURSING HOME’: A MOBILITY PILOT TO ALIGN PATIENT AND HOSPITAL GOALS.

‘SOMETIMES THEY ARE JUST SCARED:’ A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING NURSE PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Few studies have demonstrated effective hospital mobility programs, despite the overwhelming evidence that hospital mobility leads to better patient outcomes. The objective of this study was to explore factors that contribute to whether or [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on ‘SOMETIMES THEY ARE JUST SCARED:’ A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING NURSE PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

“WHATEVER IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, THAT IS WHAT MOTIVATES YOU:” A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING IN-PATIENT PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY

Background: Research suggests that ambulation in hospital settings can help prevent functional decline in patients. Early ambulation also contributes to better patient outcomes and decreased length of stay. The purpose of this study is to [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:03:14+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on “WHATEVER IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, THAT IS WHAT MOTIVATES YOU:” A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING IN-PATIENT PERSPECTIVES ABOUT MOBILITY

DEDICATED AMBULATOR-ASSISTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO IMPROVE HOSPITAL OUTCOME MEASURES IN ELDERLY MEDICAL INPATIENTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Background: Lack of mobility in the inpatient hospital setting hastens functional decline in elderly patients and is associated with increased risk of complications such as falls, delirium, venous thromboembolism (VTE), and skin breakdown. These adverse [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:42+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on DEDICATED AMBULATOR-ASSISTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO IMPROVE HOSPITAL OUTCOME MEASURES IN ELDERLY MEDICAL INPATIENTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

IMPROVING MOBILIZATION OF HOSPITALIZED ELDERLY MEDICAL PATIENTS

Background: The benefits of early ambulation for patients admitted to a hospital are well recognized. Our hospital has a “Nurse Driven Progressive Mobility Protocol” which is intended to guide bedside practitioners in implementing individualized progressive [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:57+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on IMPROVING MOBILIZATION OF HOSPITALIZED ELDERLY MEDICAL PATIENTS

Is objective mobility data associated with pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis use among hospitalized older adults?

Background: Clinical practice guidelines state that mobility is supposed to play an important role in determining use and duration of pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis. This study examines whether measured mobility levels relate to pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:14+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on Is objective mobility data associated with pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis use among hospitalized older adults?

ONE STEP AT A TIME: IMPROVING MOBILITY THROUGH ENHANCED PATIENT-PROVIDER COMMUNICATION AND GOAL-SETTING

Background: Immobility in the hospital setting is associated with persistent inability to perform activities of daily living, increased length of stay, and decreased return to independent living; this loss of function is identified by patients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:07+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ONE STEP AT A TIME: IMPROVING MOBILITY THROUGH ENHANCED PATIENT-PROVIDER COMMUNICATION AND GOAL-SETTING