Although the adverse effects associated with immobility and the benefits of ambulation/mobility have been reported, patients still spend a large amount of their hospitalization in bed. This session describes an evidence-based translation project in which an interdisciplinary team developed guidelines and interventions for a mobility program and how patient outcomes were affected on a medical-surgical unit.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Describe how patient outcomes can be improved with the implementation of an in-patient mobility program.
Apply an interdisciplinary approach when implementing a mobility program on a general medicine unit.
Translate evidence-based research into nursing practice to improve patient outcomes.