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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308389
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Mobility for Older Adults in the Acute Care Setting
Author(s):
Camacho, Maggie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Maggie Camacho, RN-BC, MSN/MHA, camachom@mlhs.org
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Improving Mobility for Older Adults in the Acute Care Setting

            The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) focuses on individual leadership development, advancing nursing practice, and expanding scope of influence within an organization, the nursing profession and the community. Individual goals of developing an effective team and maximizing collaboration between disciplines were achieved by utilizing the three domains.

            Research shows that deconditioning occurs within two days of a hospitalization. Patients who increase their walking day one and two of admission have better outcomes than those who remain bedridden. Implementing a mobility program and changing the culture within an organization begins with educating staff on mobility and functional decline, sharing accountability, and utilizing data to demonstrate success. Therefore, a mobility initiative was implemented for geriatric patients within the acute care setting.

            The early mobility initiative began on two nursing units. The staff was required to get patients out of bed for meals starting on the day of admission. The goals of this program were to decrease functional decline, falls, length of stay, readmission rates, and for patients return to their original living situation. To achieve this, an interprofessional team was formed that included a physician, physical therapist, nursing, patient care technicians, patient transporters, nursing education, volunteer services, and a nurse manager. Since implementation, improved mobility has been shown in patients who are out of bed for meals. As a result, the program will be implemented hospital wide starting September 2013. The next step for the mobility program is to introduce early and frequent ambulation during the hospital stay for those patients who meet criteria. Initial data has shown a increase in the percentage of patients out of bed for meals, decrease in the fall rate, and improvement in patient satisfaction as indicated by our Press Ganey scores.

Keywords:
Geriatric; Leadership; Mobility
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Mobility for Older Adults in the Acute Care Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCamacho, Maggieen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsMaggie Camacho, RN-BC, MSN/MHA, camachom@mlhs.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308389-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Improving Mobility for Older Adults in the Acute Care Setting <p>            The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) focuses on individual leadership development, advancing nursing practice, and expanding scope of influence within an organization, the nursing profession and the community. Individual goals of developing an effective team and maximizing collaboration between disciplines were achieved by utilizing the three domains. <p>            Research shows that deconditioning occurs within two days of a hospitalization. Patients who increase their walking day one and two of admission have better outcomes than those who remain bedridden. Implementing a mobility program and changing the culture within an organization begins with educating staff on mobility and functional decline, sharing accountability, and utilizing data to demonstrate success. Therefore, a mobility initiative was implemented for geriatric patients within the acute care setting. <p>            The early mobility initiative began on two nursing units. The staff was required to get patients out of bed for meals starting on the day of admission. The goals of this program were to decrease functional decline, falls, length of stay, readmission rates, and for patients return to their original living situation. To achieve this, an interprofessional team was formed that included a physician, physical therapist, nursing, patient care technicians, patient transporters, nursing education, volunteer services, and a nurse manager. Since implementation, improved mobility has been shown in patients who are out of bed for meals. As a result, the program will be implemented hospital wide starting September 2013. The next step for the mobility program is to introduce early and frequent ambulation during the hospital stay for those patients who meet criteria. Initial data has shown a increase in the percentage of patients out of bed for meals, decrease in the fall rate, and improvement in patient satisfaction as indicated by our Press Ganey scores.en_GB
dc.subjectGeriatricen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectMobilityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:42Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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