Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

25A Early Mobility Management

The Early Mobility Management APSS Blueprint outlines actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain improvements in order to reduce  mobility related  morbidity and mortality. Actionable steps to improve early mobility rates and summaries of available evidence-based practice protocols are included:

  • Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
  • Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
  • Clinical workflow for mobility management across the continuum of care
  • Knowledge base around early mobility integration into care
  • How to educate patients and family members about early mobility 
  • Mobility resource guide
  • Guidance on how to measure outcomes

The Blueprint is revised annually and is available free of charge on our website.

Hospitals who make a formal commitment to improve early mobility and share their successes on the PSMF website have access to an additional level of consulting services.

Executive Summary

The Problem Daily mobility assessments are officially a part of nearly all hospital policies and enforcing mobility management as a standard part of the clinical workflow would cost little except time and prioritization. However, many patients do not receive routine, comprehensive mobility management and therefore, the likelihood of costly and detrimental

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