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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183044
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integrating Mobility into the Plan of Care in the Intensive Care Unit
Author(s):
Yon, Lauren
Author Details:
Lauren Yon, RN, BSN, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL, email: Lauren.Yon@1rmc.com
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to describe the research accomplished to date on mobilizing patients in the ICU. The thesis will convey the importance of mobilizing stable ICU patients and demonstrate other interventions that may be used if the patient is immobile. The significance of this information is that it can improve patient outcomes and help to limit the deconditioning caused by immobility. Method: Articles were found using various databases in order to accumulate a variety of information about mobility in the ICU as well as the hazards related to immobility. The databases which were searched were Academic Search Premier, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Plus with Full-Text, Pre-CINAHL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and MEDLINE. A total of 39 articles were found and reviewed. Out of the 39 articles reviewed, 16 of the articles were true research articles that involved randomized control trials, surveys, or observational studies. Research was also accomplished electronically through government agencies, healthcare websites, and hospital bed retailers. This search strategy provided information on current issues in the realm of mobility, as well as what the standards of nursing are for mobility. Findings: Immobility in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patient can be extremely detrimental and life-threatening to a person who suffers from a plethora of acute and chronic morbidities. Nurses in the ICU care a great deal about their patients, but may not always have the time, the knowledge, or the staffing to mobilize their patients as they should be mobilized. Research has shown that nurses are not utilizing mobilization techniques, whether due to lack of knowledge, time, or understanding (Krishnagopalan et al., 2002). Reaching the point of ambulation in critically ill patients is an art of combining different mobilization techniques in order to finally reach the patient's goals. Discussion: The aims of this literature review are to raise awareness among critical care nurses of the importance of mobility in the ICUs and additionally to inform the nurses about the benefits, the risks, and the different interventions related to mobilizing the critically ill patient. By utilizing varied mobility techniques, the ICU nurse can improve patient outcomes and may decrease the possibility of hospital readmissions (Bailey et al., 2007; American Physical Therapy Association, 2007). Patient mobilization in the ICU is a slow, yet progressive intervention, which every nurse can utilize. Since the completion of the literature review, a survey to analyze mobility has been created, reviewed, and accepted by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Plans are to also distribute the survey at other Central Florida hospitals, after review by their IRBs. The information from the survey will be collected and analyzed with hopes to further add to nursing research.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Naples, Florida, USA
Description:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegrating Mobility into the Plan of Care in the Intensive Care Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorYon, Laurenen_US
dc.author.detailsLauren Yon, RN, BSN, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL, email: Lauren.Yon@1rmc.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183044-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this thesis is to describe the research accomplished to date on mobilizing patients in the ICU. The thesis will convey the importance of mobilizing stable ICU patients and demonstrate other interventions that may be used if the patient is immobile. The significance of this information is that it can improve patient outcomes and help to limit the deconditioning caused by immobility. Method: Articles were found using various databases in order to accumulate a variety of information about mobility in the ICU as well as the hazards related to immobility. The databases which were searched were Academic Search Premier, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Plus with Full-Text, Pre-CINAHL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and MEDLINE. A total of 39 articles were found and reviewed. Out of the 39 articles reviewed, 16 of the articles were true research articles that involved randomized control trials, surveys, or observational studies. Research was also accomplished electronically through government agencies, healthcare websites, and hospital bed retailers. This search strategy provided information on current issues in the realm of mobility, as well as what the standards of nursing are for mobility. Findings: Immobility in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patient can be extremely detrimental and life-threatening to a person who suffers from a plethora of acute and chronic morbidities. Nurses in the ICU care a great deal about their patients, but may not always have the time, the knowledge, or the staffing to mobilize their patients as they should be mobilized. Research has shown that nurses are not utilizing mobilization techniques, whether due to lack of knowledge, time, or understanding (Krishnagopalan et al., 2002). Reaching the point of ambulation in critically ill patients is an art of combining different mobilization techniques in order to finally reach the patient's goals. Discussion: The aims of this literature review are to raise awareness among critical care nurses of the importance of mobility in the ICUs and additionally to inform the nurses about the benefits, the risks, and the different interventions related to mobilizing the critically ill patient. By utilizing varied mobility techniques, the ICU nurse can improve patient outcomes and may decrease the possibility of hospital readmissions (Bailey et al., 2007; American Physical Therapy Association, 2007). Patient mobilization in the ICU is a slow, yet progressive intervention, which every nurse can utilize. Since the completion of the literature review, a survey to analyze mobility has been created, reviewed, and accepted by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Plans are to also distribute the survey at other Central Florida hospitals, after review by their IRBs. The information from the survey will be collected and analyzed with hopes to further add to nursing research.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:10Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.name7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationNaples, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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