Patient Safety Conversations | Patient Mobility Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

A Johns Hopkins Medicine study found that getting patients moving in the intensive care units (ICUs) improve their outcomes and mobility rates at discharge and decreased time in intensive care. Amy Toonstra, a physical therapist and Cindy Dwyer, a nurse clinician on the surgical intensive care unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, developed a mobility program that is a collaboration between patients, their families and bedside nurses to set daily mobility goals and track their progress. As a result, more patients are reaching their highest levels of mobility and demonstrate improved mobility and outcomes when they are discharged from the hospital.

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