TITLE

Mobility Protocol Nursing Standard of Care

AUTHOR(S)
Tracy, Michelle
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2004, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the development of the Mobility Protocol at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina. Focus of the protocol to determine if immobility of patients was associated with longer length of stay and deconditioning; Priorities of the protocol, including decreased length of stay, decreased cost, and a decrease of health problems associated with immobility; Development of exclusion criteria to eliminate patients from the protocol who cannot be mobilized; Preliminary results which found that patients who were mobilized had a decreased length of stay and a decrease in ventilator-associated pneumonia.
ACCESSION #
17466254

 

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